New study from Blueprint reveals how #MeToo & Black Lives Matter have transformed the workplace in US & Canada

A major new study by Blueprint, an NGO dedicated to thought leadership on masculinity and its impact on society, shows that male leaders in the US and Canada have become more inclusive, empathic, and collaborative following #MeToo, Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter, and that female leaders are now viewed as equally charismatic, visionary, and strategic as their male counterparts whilst also more inclusive and empathic.

The research, conducted in collaboration with the University of British Columbia, emerged from an awareness that social movements have kickstarted important conversations around gender relations, diversity expectations and power dynamics, and reveals how a new model for leadership is emerging.

“We wanted to get a better understanding of the lived experiences of men, women, trans and non-binary persons in the workplace following the #MeToo movement, and how expectations of leaders are changing or have already changed,” says Dr John Izzo, adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and co-founder of Blueprint.

“One of the things of most interest to us in this study was to ascertain if men were more likely to speak out and challenge issues of racial and gender equity following #MeToo and Black Lives Matter. Our results suggest that a significant number of men, approximately 40% in the US and 55% in Canada, believe they are more likely to speak out now about gender and racial equity, as well as against sexual harassment and sexist comments. And, one in five women in the US say they are much more likely to speak out about sexist comments, gender and racial equity issues, while over 60% in Canada agree they are generally more likely to do so.”

Download the full report Leading in the wake of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter HERE

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