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Myth: gender equality only benefits women

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Paulette Senior, Michael G. Flood, Jake Stika, Alyson Colón, Carmina Ravanera

All people grapple with gender roles and stereotypes. In this podcast, leading experts bust the myth that gender equality benefit women alone by showing how efforts to achieve equity result in gains in faster child development, and greater peace and economic prosperity.

Research Mentioned:
1. UNFPA (2005). Frequently asked questions about gender equality.
https://www.unfpa.org/resources/frequently-asked-questions-about-gender-equality

2. Rowe, M. L., Leech, K. A., & Cabrera, N. J. (2016). Going beyond input quantity: Questions matter for toddlers' language and cognitive ability. Cognitive Science 41(1), 162-179.

3. Schwab, J. F., Rowe, M., Cabrera, N. J., Lew-Williams. Father's repetition of words is coupled with children's vocabularies. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 166, 437-450.

4. Dobbin, F. and Kalev, A. (2019). The promise and peril of sexual harassment programs.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116(25), 12255-12260.

Additional Information:
Canadian Women's Foundation: www.canadianwomen.org
Next Gen Men: https://www.nextgenmen.ca/

Paulette SeniorPaulette Senior is the president and CEO of the Canadian Women's Foundation. She was previously the CEO of YWCA Canada. She has worked at Yellow Brick House, YWCA Toronto, Macaulay Child Development Centre, Lawrence Heights Community Health Centre, and Central Neighbourhood House. She has also held numerous volunteer and leadership roles.

MichaelGFloodMichael G. Flood is an Australian sociologist and an associate professor at the Queensland University of Technology School of Justice He is a co-editor of the International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, and the author of numerous academic papers on issues related to men and gender. He coordinates, edits and contributes to XY, a pro-feminist website, and The Men's Bibliography, an online collection of over 22,000 works on men, masculinities, and gender.

Jake StikaJake Stika is executive director and co-founder of Next Gen Men. He was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, as well as having earned recognition from Ashoka, the British Council, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He has spoken at the United Nations as part of the Canadian Delegation, and participated in the UN Women Safe Cities Initiative Global Forum. He is also an advisor to the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Canadian Women & Sport, as well as the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.

Alyson Colón is associate director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the Rotman School. Prior to joining the Institute for Gender and the Economy, Alyson served as the PhD program coordinator at the Rotman School. She has also held senior roles in the non-profit sector, including work as a gender auditor for international development organizations. She holds a master’s degree in women and gender studies from U of T, and a post-graduate certificate in fundraising and volunteer management from Humber College.

Carmina Ravanera is a research associate at the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the Rotman School. She perviously served as an analytics manager at the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, held research and writing roles at the London School of Economics and Western University, and worked in international development organizations in India and the Philippines. She holds a master’s degree in gender, development and globalization from the London School of Economics, and an honours bachelor of arts in international development from McGill University.