For too long, gender equality progress has been stagnant.
Despite it being discussed more than ever before over recent years, Australia’s gender gap widened in 2021 by 0.08 percentage points, and the projected timeline to closing the gender gap globally has increased by a generation from 99.5 years to 135.6 years.
To truly move the needle on gender equality and inclusion, everyone, including men, needs to be not only involved but committed to action.
Our research revealed that 80% of men agree that gender equality affects us all and that something needs to be done. What’s more, we know that when men are deliberately engaged in gender inclusion programs, 96% of organisations see progress, compared to only 30% of organisations where men are not engaged.
Armed with insights from our research, we have developed Better TogetHER, a free, online program created to educate, support and empower individuals in their allyship practices. By increasing awareness and providing actionable steps, Better TogetHER aims to bring everyone along on this journey.
Enrol to begin bridging the gap between intention and action to create impact and drive progress in the gender equality movement.
Who should register
Our Better TogetHER program is designed for:
- Individuals who want to be better allies to women
- Organisations that want to equip their employees to be better workplace allies
5-part digital program
Program Overview & Learning Outcomes
A five-part, online program that guides participants from awareness through to action, providing tangible ways in which they can become allies within their organisation. As part of the program, you will hear stories of allyship to see what active allyship looks like in every day life
- Let’s Get Honest!
- Participants debunk common gender equality myths, expand their knowledge of what an ‘ally’ is (passive vs active) & why women need allies in the workplace.
- Active-Allyship Action 1: Speaking Up
- Participants develop an understanding of the first category of allyship: speaking up. Allies can speak up for someone who’s being treated unfairly or dismissively by advocating for them or by amplifying under appreciated perspectives and contributions.
- Active-Allyship Action 2: Extending Opportunities
- Participants develop an understanding of the second category of allyship: extending opportunities. Allies also can give people opportunities by helping them access learning, leadership roles, or professional or social networks.
- Active-Allyship Action 3: Change Systems
- Participants develop an understanding of the third category of allyship: change/challenge systems. Allyship can mean working to make your team’s everyday systems and processes—its decisions, meetings, and communications—fairer and more equitable.
- Make It Happen
- Participants are equipped with a roadmap/personal action plan to implement the three acts of allyship in their workplaces.
Your program experience
All of our program attendees have the full support of The Dream Collective team as well as ongoing connections to their peer networks established with the program. Some of the benefits include:
No, there is no cost for participants to complete the Better TogetHER program.
The program has been designed for you to access and revisit at any time, there are no timing limitations.
A total of 1.5 – 2 hours, at your own pace.
Better TogetHER consists of 5 short modules, with each module 15-20 minutes in length.
You will have access to resources to share with your organisation to start the conversation around embedding allyship.
Yes we do, there is an option within the platform to watch the videos with closed captions.
This program is suitable for anyone who wants to be a better ally to women.
Yes, this program is open to anyone who feels they may benefit from the content.
While the examples and stories are related to gender allyship, the concepts and frameworks are applicable to allyhip more broadly and therefore equip individuals to be better allies to all groups. A focused approach on active allyship with respect to gender also serves as the gateway to equally important conversations in support of other marginalised groups.
Participants may enrol and complete the program from anywhere in the world.
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Hear from other leaders that have walked the path with us
Learning & Development Manager, en world JapanThank you for another wonderful workshop! The energy was inspirational, and you could feel the leadership confidence in the room growing and growing. Always awesome to work with The Dream Collective as we strive to make a more inclusive environment that ensures anyone from any background can thrive and succeed.
eBusiness Implementation Manager , ComputershareI came with a demotivated approach to my leadership style and how I had been performing, having not been challenged for a while except with workload. Day 2 was an invigorating day with exceptional speakers who woke 'ME' up and cleared my head.
Media Account Manager, Zenith MediaIt was such a great experience, I was really inspired to meet so many fantastic women and participate in some really thought provoking and challenging workshops. I think that all of the events were excellent. Particular highlights were absolutely the dinner with a mentor which was so so so valuable and the workshop intensives.
Senior Account Manager, Canon AustraliaThis was the best training experience I have been to because we not only learnt some invaluable lessons from a personal perspective, we also learnt how to pass this on to our teams, whilst forging some really great relationships/contacts along the way. I really enjoyed having different presenters for each think tank - particularly as each of them were really engaging and practical.
Marketing Director, APN OutdoorThe program was well-balanced, inspiring, great selection of speakers and the dinner with a mentor was a brilliant opportunity to meet and ask questions of inspiring women in leadership. Meeting the amazing cohort of women - we had a terrific group and I learnt a lot from each of them, connected with lots of them and feel like I have come away with an inspiring network of even more women. The panel was so good and the little nuggets of gold they all offered was really valuable.
Office Manager, BCG ConsultingI found the program extremely inspiring and well thought out, the content and external facilitators were engaging. Resilience, leadership and negotiation were extremely applicable to my role and dinner with the mentor was fantastic. Very intimate and inspiring. Project management and design thinking were not as applicable to me but still very interesting. Dinner with a mentor is just amazing, this was so intimate and meaningful and I left feeling very inspired.
Team Leader, HCF AustraliaI got so much out of completing the course. Personally & professionally. The Networking drinks were a great way to break the ice and meet some people prior to starting. I particularly enjoyed the Fireside Chat and listening to different opinions and stories. The Think Tanks were varied and some were more relevant to my role than others, however I took valuable feedback from every one that could still be implanted in my day to day.
Account Director, StarcomI feel like 3 weeks on I feel even more value from this course than I did the days after. I came away with so much information in my brain I had no idea how I would implement it. As all the leaders said "practice, practice, practice" and I have used so much already and am even working with HR on my learning for internal training.
Audit Manager, HILTII am really grateful that I got the opportunity to join this program. The most important take-away I have from this program is that I have a different way of evaluating myself, which in turns makes me more confident in who I am. It is also great to know that I am not alone in this journey and that I am sharing the same path with so many like minded young women out there.
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