Most of the gender equality champions I know are women. Women spend a lot of time talking to other women about the importance of women’s advancement. But, if we want to make real progress, we can’t do it with only half of the population engaged. We need our male allies to step up.
On Sunday, NBA star, Stephen Curry, penned a great article for the Player’s Tribune, in which he talked about how gender equality is personal for him. As the father of two daughters, and the son and husband of two strong women, he understands the importance of ensuring that women are equally represented and equally valued.
I want our girls to grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period. I want them to grow up in a world where their gender does not feel like a rulebook for what they should think, or be, or do. And I want them to grow up believing that they can dream big, and strive for careers where they’ll be treated fairly.
And of course: paid equally.
I applaud Stephen Curry for speaking up on this important topic and encourage men everywhere to raise their voices in support of the women in their lives – their mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends – at home, at school, at work and everywhere else that women are underrepresented. Together, we can make gender equality a reality.
Men, how do you support gender equality in your daily lives?