More than 80 people to redefine MACHO

The Redefining MACHO lunch on 24 April is shaping up to be the hottest lunchtime event in our calendar – but there’s still time to get your ticket.

More than 80 people have signed up to take part in the lunch at Bibis in Leeds, which aims to tackle gender inequality by giving male allies easy ways to help women in their careers.

The Redefining MACHO programme has been develo0ped by EY corporate finance partner Rebecca Rennison, who explained the thinking behind it in an interview, “Despite having quotas for boards, and everyone working to drive better diversity, I feel like we are stuck. And part of the reason why we’re stuck is that women have been trying to do it all themselves. We need help from male allies, and that’s what Redefining MACHO is all about.”

Ten speakers – male and female – will explore themes of allyship in five debates before, during and after a three-course lunch, with chances to network and discuss the topics before and after the debates.

The session will be led by Rebecca Rennison and Simon Dixon, head of origination at ThinCats. Simon inspired Rebecca to create the MACHO programme and she has held numerous workshops gathering feedback with real life examples that provide a clear roadmap.

MACHO stands for:

  • Meaningful Mentors
  • Amplify Awareness
  • Capture Confidence
  • Harmony with Home
  • Orchestrate Opportunities

Come and hear the speakers’  stories and learn some practical steps to improve DE&I and realise the many benefits of Redefining MACHO!

Find out more about the event, including booking details, and the 10 speakers here.