Request a Facilitation
To help create a more equitable environment and advance the professional interests of women faculty and staff in your unit/department, we invite you to participate in the Ohio State Advocates & Allies for Equity initiative. This program is designed to bring men further into the gender equity equation by building a cross-campus network of male Allies who share an understanding of the effects of implicit bias and systematic privilege and to introduce specific practical actions to help men better support women at the university.
Allies are men willing to identify themselves as Allies of women faculty and staff. They become Allies by attending and participating in a two-hour facilitated conversation with other men, which is lead by the Advocates, senior faculty and administrative men who already have a substantial record of supporting women staff and faculty. These facilitations will expose the men to ways of better identifying and behaving as Allies in gender equity. In addition, the Advocates will share evidence-based knowledge, skills and strategies to effect positive personal, departmental and institutional change at the facilitations.
After participating in a facilitation, Allies commit to understand the issues, adopt specific approaches and behaviors, and ultimately extend the benefits of privilege and influence to women and underrepresented minorities in their departments/units and beyond.
If you would like your department/unit to participate in helping to change the culture at Ohio State, submit an Ally facilitation request below. The Women's Place will email you within 7 days after you submit your request.