22 NOV 2021
Friday 19th November 2021 saw MediaCom’s gender ERG Every Gender, Everyone host the second annual celebration of International Men’s Day.
As part of this year’s International Men’s Day celebrations, MediaCom hosted two events in the hopes of facilitating positive and honest conversations, mirroring our existing commitment to actively prioritising community and inclusion across every level of the company.
The day provided an opportunity to explore men’s mental health and allyship in order to improve the lives of both men and women. The first session was a community space run by Dr Daniel Guinness from Beyond Equality, a social organisation engaging men and boys in the workplace, universities and schools, encouraging a critical rethinking of masculinity and enact change. Dr Guinness led the inspiring session exploring how to lead by example and enable men to become agents of change within their communities. The session encouraged open and honest conversations, particularly with thanks to contributions made by Dan Wood (Head of Creative Systems UK), Laurence Filby (Digital Manager) and Alex Ravinranath (Digital Executive).
The second inspiring session was led by Men’s Health UK Editor-in-Chief, Toby Wiseman, and MediaCom’s own Board Director and Head of Pan Regional Offline Media, Sanjay Shabi. The fireside chat centred authenticity and ownership of insecurities and considered ways to tackle them, transforming such issues into positive change.
Both events attracted highly engaged audiences, demonstrating the significance of such honest conversations regarding gender and male mental health, and the appetite for these initiatives in the workplace. The day represented MediaCom’s annual commitment to International Men’s Day, but also the year-round commitment to prioritising diversity, equity and inclusion as the heart of the MediaCom People First ethos.
A huge thank you to our Every Gender, Everyone Employee Resource Group (ERG), who have tirelessly dedicated fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging here at MediaCom, for people of all genders and gender identities.