Agenda Item



Haas time/ people arrive


Intro to Guy Talk // safe space

  • Welcome and thanks
  • Quick agenda review
  • Purpose of meeting
  • Non judgmental space
  • Special welcome to the women in the group
  • Purpose: increase awareness, understand different perspectives, have a conversation
  • Confidentiality: understanding of different folks coming from many backgrounds and cultures. be curious, not judgmental.
  • Non-male members: trust that they will chime in when they decide. Resist the urge to put them on the spot or ask them to speak for all women.


Go around check-ins

  • What's one thing you hope get out of the session or are excited about
  • One thing hesitant
  • Guys coming from different places // different topics
    • Don’t think gender issues are that important
    • New topic for them
    • Get and don’t know what to do, or want to know what to do


Common Statements

  • I’ve seen times when I think women are, intentionally or unintentionally, not being treated equally
  • Trying to get more women into companies means lowering the bar
  • I sometimes unintentionally act in biased ways towards women
  • Since I unfairly benefit in my career from being a man, it is my duty to do something to address the problem
  • I know women have been discriminated against historically, but that doesn’t mean men should have to do something to make up for it now

  • Encourage topics from people’s personal experiences
  • Strive for tone of conversational but conversational
  • Make sure all voices are heard
  • Be CURIOUS about why people feel the way they do.


Questions/Topics to think about Gendered situations

  • Self-Awareness
  • Classroom
  • Working Groups
  • Parties
  • Around campus
  • Friends and family
  • Workplace
  • Write ideas down!
  • What do YOU want to do?


Close out 

  • reflection on group
  • personal actions to be taken (if any)