Dear TalkPoint Community and Friends
Today is International Women’s Day and, with the theme this year being global gender parity, it gives me great pleasure to confirm that Dr. Michael Kimmel will be returning to Australia following the success of his 2015 visit to continue the conversation about gender equality in our workplaces. Head of Sociology and Gender Studies at SUNY, and one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinity, Michael will be joining TalkPoint in Sydney from May 20 to 26.
“Working with TalkPoint on this ambitious tour is so exciting! I have every confidence that, together, we can cause a systemic shift towards gender equality in Australia, and I look forward to working with each and every one of you.” Dr. Michael Kimmel
Michael’s popular 2015 TEDTalk (above) has been viewed over one million times and demonstrates his accessible, often humorous and practical approach to gender equality, alongside his firm belief (backed by evidence) that it’s good for everyone, men included.
While in Sydney, Michael will be collaborating with TalkPoint, and a cohort of organisations from across Australia’s business community, to create a systemic shift towards gender equality in our workplaces. We are calling for representatives from corporate, not-for-profit, government, health, education, sport and the arts to be a part of this exciting collaboration. Already confirmed to participate are Lendlease, KPMG & the WGEA. If this appeals please contact me to inquire about your organisation’s potential involvement.
We will continue to update you about the #KimmelTalks 2016 tour over the coming weeks, already in the program we have:
- Gathering Men: Talking tough with Dr Michael Kimmel: TalkPoint is launching the tour with a premium breakfast workshop on Friday 20 May. This is an invitation for men to join an uninhibited conversation with Dr. Michael Kimmel, and each other, about gender equality and what it means to be a 21st century man. Click here for further details and to purchase tickets: www.kimmeltalksbreakfast.eventbrite.com.au
- Sydney Writers Festival: Dr. Michael Kimmel will be joining a panel on Sunday 22 May at 4:30pm, to discuss the importance of female voices in novels and film and why they matter to men.
TalkPoint is looking forward to working again with Michael and re-igniting these important conversations in our workplaces. To stay informed and be invited to our events, sign up to this blog in the top right-hand column.