50/50 while solving inequality.
We understand inequality to be a human problem, not a women’s issue, which means we need everyone involved in the solution. That is why Zero Gap is focused on one thing: creating 50/50 spaces. Men and women together in equal numbers, at the table. We believe that experiencing spaces of equity is a key step in systemic change needed to move the needle forward. We are actively being the model we want to create in the world.
This is a unique time in the wake of the #metoo movement and other major stories out of last year. Not only is there a surge in the movement, but there is also a surge in the backlash. Men are afraid. Some men have even expressed a desire to distance themselves from women in the workplace. LeanIn published a report that: Since #metoo almost 30% of male managers are uncomfortable working alone with a woman—more than twice as many as before. Equity can’t advance in an environment of fear. We need collaboration now more than ever. We need men and women to take ownership over solving the problem.