With support from WomenLift Health, we’re conducting research to understand and promote the components of effective male allyship in advancing women’s leadership in academic global health.
CIGH is committed to advancing women’s leadership in Global Health, and one important area that merits more research is the role of male allyship in supporting women’s leadership. That’s why we’re thrilled to launch a new initiative, funded by our close collaborators, WomenLift Health. Over the next two years, our team will be conducting research to understand and promote the components of effective male allyship in advancing women’s leadership in academic global health. We will use our findings to develop publications and a skill-building toolkit to help cultivate male allyship around women’s leadership in academic and clinical global health settings.
The initiative launched in the fall of 2023 and will continue through 2025.
In the first year, we will gather qualitative data on best practices regarding how to support and advance women’s leadership in global health. This includes gathering input on the importance of male allyship and identifying specific actions men can take to become better allies, mentors, and sponsors.
Following this initial phase, we’ll use the information gathered to develop a skill-building initiative that outlines specific steps men can take to support the advancement of women leadership in global health as allies.
Finally, a national study of male and females working in various academic and clinical global health domains will further enhance our understanding of best practices related to male allyship while also evaluating the effectiveness of the skill-building initiative.
Check back for news and updates as this project develops.
If you have questions or wish to participate, please contact Research Assistant Ola Alani, email@example.com.