Male Champions of Change (MCC) Institute works with influential leaders to redefine men’s role in taking action on gender inequality. It activates peer groups of influential male leaders, supports them to step up beside women, and drives the adoption of actions across private sector and government. 

The first MCC peer group, the Founding Group, began in 2010 with 8 Australian leaders and has since grown to a group of 30 CEOs, Board Directors, Government Department, University and Military leaders. New groups are forming across different organisations, sectors and geographies. 

The MCC coalition now encompasses fifteen groups, amounting to more than 230 leaders across Australia. 

National Groups

Industry-specific Groups

International Groups


We welcome contact from senior leaders interested in working with us to adapt the Male Champions of Change Strategy to different contexts.  We collaborate with select groups to customise the strategy and to start groups under the Male Champions of Change banner.  Proposals for new groups are considered once per quarter by the Male Champions of Change team.   

In many ways, the Male Champions of Change strategy is simply good business, change management and collective leadership practices applied to specific gender equality challenges.

The strategy is practical. We support its adaptation by senior leaders to suit a range of issues, contexts, cultures and communities.