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Pursuing a better gender balance

01 June 2022
A look over the last six months to see how we have created awareness of challenges, and provided access to support and guidance that will contribute to a better gender balance at DWF. 

In November 2021, DWF marked International Men's Day by launching a six month programme of content linked to the annual campaigns theme of 'Better relations between men and women'.

The content was linked to the six pillars of International Men's Day and celebrated the successes of colleagues, created awareness of challenges and provided access to support and guidance that will contribute to a better gender balance.  

November 2021 - To promote male role models

Diverse male role models from DWF took part in a 5 Star Futures events to inspire young people. They shared details of their career journeys and the challenges they have overcome to inspire the young attendees to consider what their future goals could look like.   

December 2021 - To celebrate the contribution that men make

We launched a global D&I role model profiles initiative, to recognise the contribution that allies and men from different backgrounds are making to the DWF Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programme.

January 2022 - To focus on men’s health and wellbeing

Jewels Chamberlain hosted the fantastic 'D&I Roundtable Discussion - Men's Mental Health' event where guest speakers shared their experiences. 

February 2022 - To create a safer world for everyone

We focused on promoting internal policies that can help men achieve the right work-life balance such as our Family Friendly, Workstyles and Volunteering policies. 

March 2022 - To improve gender relations and promote gender equality

In collaboration with International Women's Day, we have shared guidance on the essential role men play in diversity & inclusion and how colleagues of all genders can be better allies to one another.  

April 2022 - To highlight discrimination against men

We shared content to raise awareness of the concept of intersectionality and how ones identities and characteristics that can create multiple layers of discrimination or specific challenges.  We also took this opportunity to highlight intersectional role models within our organisation.

We will continue to support all our colleagues with their personal needs and in developing their awareness of issues and best practice as we strive for gender equality.


For further information please contact Tamsin McCarthy, Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Diversity & inclusion
At DWF we aim to create an inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work and enable our diversity to truly flourish. Find out more