Last Thursday, we were invited to speak at a digital event on gender equality & men held by the Merck Group. The event featured leaders and employees from the company's European and American hubs. We shared some insights out of our work as German HeForShe catalysts with a particular emphasis on common points of male resistance or skepticism regarding the quest for gender equality. We also highlighted strategies and methods for progress. After our speech, the event brought to stage leaders of Merck speaking about their experiences with this topic and highlighting best practices and moments of insights and reflection.
We believe that these kind of events -- enabling companies to openly talk about the state of gender equality within their structures -- are vitally important for progress and are looking forward to more events like this.