Lean In Together
The lowdown: Recently, it seems as though we’re finally getting consensus on the idea that gender equality can’t be achieved if women are the only ones working for it. International Emma-Watson-backed campaigns like He For She are getting major press. Former NFL star and actor Terry Crews is being a major boss in terms of dispelling gender myths. And now, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In campaign is jumping in to include men – as dads, partners, and colleagues. Lean In Together calls on men to take action for gender equality, and women to support them in doing so: “Men, show the world you’re in for equality. Women, celebrate men leaning in.” The website offers tips for everyone from the aspiring superdad to the boss who wants to stop being clueless about why the ladies are complaining so much. You can also see the ethos in action, as folks tweet pics and examples of dudes stepping it up in the equality game. Let’s hope we’re still at the very beginning of a world-shaping movement.