The FEW program has been successful in providing hundreds of Advocates to our members at various levels, however at National, GM and MD levels there is a shortage. The “good men” in our industry have been supportive of equality and the positive progression of women and want to continue to be. To ensure that our members at senior levels have the next step guidance, support and experience, FEW is launching a new initiative called FEW Good Men.
Going into our fifth year we feel it is important to not only continue with our quest to ensure women are provided with support, guidance and experience but to also ensure equality is for everyone. It has always been the belief of FEW that the lack of progression for women in the last 20 years has been more about the lack of support systems needed to get from A to B.
As most Senior positions are still held by men, the only way to break this cycle is for men to participate as mentors to the women who are coming up the ladder. Women in their 30’s and 40’s are getting closer to the top of the ladder, but unlike their male counterparts may not have the guidance, support and advice needed to help them take the next steps into General Management or Managing Director level roles. We currently have 20 FEW Good Men and aim to have 100 by Christmas.
If you’d like to get involved, please contact Anna Siassios, Head of Marketing and Operations on email@example.com.