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by on April 28, 2013

Brussels Diplomatic

On Thursday 25th May 2013, JUMP “Empowering Women, Advancing the Economy” hosted its 7th annual Forum in Brussels. Founded in 2006 by Isabella Lenarduzzi, a social entrepreneur and expert on gender diversity, JUMP offers women practical tools to help them achieve their professional and personal aspirations.


The 2013 Forum debated on the critical role that men can play in creating inclusive workplaces. As stressed by Michael Kimmel (sociologist specialised in gender studies and masculinities) during his presentation on “women and men as allies for greater equality and performance”, men should support women in their initiatives towards their empowerment. He explained that acting together would advance the development not only of the woman but also of the family and society in general.

It is important that more men support an initiative like JUMP because it is about them as well. It turns out that the…

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