Frequently Asked Questions

What if the major issue to address is outside your ability to influence?

This is likely to occur, particularly on systemic issues that require involvement from multiple sectors and leaders if change is to be achieved.

Here, Male Champions work to understand the issue deeply, particularly from the perspective of their employees, customers and the communities they serve. They take action where they can directly influence outcomes and work individually and collectively to advocate for change with other key stakeholders.

For example: the founding Male Champions of Change have taken this approach on the issue of quality, affordable, accessible and flexible childcare in Australia.

They work within their organisations to improve flexibility and support for parents. As a group, they joined calls for an Australian Productivity Commission Inquiry focused on Childcare. When that eventuated in 2014, many Male Champions of Change organisations provided submissions to the Inquiry – either individually or through representative bodies for their sector.