What’s in a Name?
Our name, White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP), holds some shock value. But, it speaks to what we do. We are intentionally including the group of folks who are rarely part of the conversation yet typically hold all the power — the “dominant leadership culture,” which is white males in the U.S.*
Women and people of color cannot carry the burden alone.
That’s why we feel it’s important and imperative to address white men directly.
When companies engage white males alongside their peers from different backgrounds, marginalized groups are freed from the exhausting work of coaching white men to understand their world. Most white men want to help. They just don’t know how.
True organizational change occurs when workers from all backgrounds are transformed into leaders. By being cognizant of diversity and inclusion (D&I), we can work across cultural differences and come together to build powerful global organizations.
For more than twenty years, WMFDP has been changing how D&I is practiced. That’s where our name comes in:
The majority of leaders are white in the U.S. and many other countries.
The majority of leaders are male internationally.
D&I isn’t a box that can be checked off a to-do list. Our work is fully transformative and changing.
This is just one positive outcome of equity and inclusion.
No matter their gender, heritage or sexual orientation, all leaders are positioned to be partners within the journey.