106SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jill Nowacki Jill Nowacki started her career with credit unions in 2001. She has taken on leadership roles at credit unions and state and national trade associations. Now, she uses her experience … Web: www.humanidei.com Details I wish we had been more tolerant of Mitt Romney’s binders full of women. This summer, a colleague proudly shared the agenda of a conference he hosted. I scanned the speaker roster and fired back an email, asking why he had not engaged women. I worried he may feel attacked and respond with defensiveness. Instead, he asked for help: Could I refer more inspiring female speakers for him to draw from in the future? I began working on a document that I entitled (as a joke to myself, because maintaining a sense of humor matters) “Binder Full of Women,” and my mind wandered. If someone I know to be a strong male ally needs support on his path toward inclusion, how many others do, too? How common is uncertainty about what to do, even in people who know something must be done? How often is that lack of awareness criticized rather than handled constructively? When Romney acknowledged the limitations that prevented him from knowing the most capable female candidates for cabinet positions, people mocked him. He indicated he was willing to work toward gender balance and he was shunned: Why did he have to work toward it? Why didn’t he have the wisdom already? Why did he need a binder full of resumes gathered by people who worked for him instead of drawing from his own, already-established diverse network that represented this country’s people? We laughed him off as a man who was out of touch with more than half of our country.While one could argue that (at least historically), a candidate for our nation’s highest office should have been held to higher sensitivity around gender issues, we taught men the wrong lesson. We should have demonstrated a willingness to support men in their growth, sending a message that it is okay to be where they are now, as long as they are willing to move forward.Ruth Bader Ginsburg recognized the need to offer this support when she was appointed to the Supreme Court. She accepted that her role was not to force a feminist agenda on the other justices, but to educate them about the ways inequality created challenges for both men and women. She did not resent them for their ignorance; she provided appropriate tools to help expand their understanding. When a person lives their entire life exposed only to one world, it does not matter if there is a realm beyond that. They cannot know what else is out there. It is like Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. (Quick Philosophy 101: Prisoners lived their lives chained to a wall inside a dark cave. They were only exposed to shadows, so that became their reality.) The prisoners should not be faulted for not knowing about the objects that cast the shadows or the sun that creates the light to make this possible. It was the only world they had known. The test comes when people are exposed to a world beyond what they have known: Do they marvel in the new world? Do they deny that it is reality? Do they acknowledge that this world does exist, but prefer the shadows and the security of the world they have always known?There is a heightened awareness today about gender balance: I am more likely to notice a speaker docket full of men at a conference, a Board of Directors that is more than 75% male, an Executive Team that boasts only one token female, and I have begun asking why. Sometimes, the answer makes me shake my head… If someone tells me women aren’t qualified to serve, I move on from those conversations. They represent the prisoners who may see a world outside the cave, but refuse to believe it may be reality. Investing in their awareness is unlikely to change their views.Most of the men I engage in conversations about gender balance want to learn more, though. They are shocked to hear about the subtle and not-so-subtle ways women remain subordinated: The actions women feel they must take on a daily basis to avoid being sexually assaulted or harassed; that women still get asked in job interviews about plans for babies and childcare; that a declining number of women are CEOs at Fortune 500 companies. They want to live in a world where inequality is not a reality, but do not necessarily know their role. These are the Romney’s of the world. They are the prisoners who left the cave and believe in the new reality, but do not yet know how to become part of this new world. They will benefit from grace, instruction, and support in their growth. Over the past several months, I have heard an increasing amount of references to the declining popularity of the middle-aged white man. I listen with apprehension. I have not seen men’s lives ruined in the pursuit of equality. It brings to mind a Sarah Grimke quote popularized by the aforementioned RBG: I ask no favor for my sex; all I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks. While we continue to seek male allies to help create equality, we can also be female allies who enthusiastically encourage and support the growth of men who are open to learning more, regardless of where they stand in their journey today.
– doc.dr.sc. Tomislav Klarin – Department of Tourism and Communication Sciences, University of Zadar- dr.sc. Daniela Angelina Jelinčić – Institute for Development and International Relations – Zagreb - dr.sc. Romane Lekić – Edward Bernays College of Communication Management – Zagreb- dr.sc. Krešimir Dabo – Edward Bernays – Zagreb- dr.sc. Izidora Markovic Vukadin – Institute of Tourism – Zagreb- mr.sc. Ivo Beroš – Institute of Tourism – Zagreb- mag. pol. Katarina Golubovic – Mali Losinj Tourist Board-Vesna Vertovšek – external associate of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce on the BLUE_BOOST project- Mosor Prvan – WWF Adria – Ana Krvaric – WWF Adria- Snježana Malić Tinsmiths – WWF Adria- Veronika Mudri Sestan – Travel agency Magic Croatia – Zadar- Gorana Barišić Bačelić – Fortress of Culture Šibenik- Ozten Bjelogrlic – Lemax doo - Federico Niccolini – Associate Professor University of Pisa (Italy)- Angelos Manglis – Sea The Sea (Greece) - Ioannis Melas – Yako Sailing – Udyssea (Greece) - Vassilis Zissimopoulos – Costra Nostra (Greece) - Emmanouilidis George – Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Greece)- Spiros Sirmakessis – eBusiness & User Experience Lab (Greece) “On behalf of the organizers of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Zadar County Chamber I can say that we are satisfied with the response to both webinars and B2B meetings and that the main goal of this event was met, which is to present inspiring stories / projects from tourism and networking of all stakeholders in tourism. I hope that the participants are satisfied with the event and that the presented inspirational stories and business contacts established during these two days will result in new successful projects and business collaborations. Since we had inquiries for subsequent webinars, we will enable webinars and lectures to be viewed by everyone, not just registered participants. Jadreško concluded. We are pleased to have attracted a large number of participants of different profiles. From the real sector, we mostly had representatives of travel agencies / tour operators, facilities that provide accommodation services, companies that deal with marketing and promotion and offer ICT products and services, said the expert associate of HGK-ŽK Zadar, EU MISTRAL project staff member Ivan Jadreško and added: Organized by HKG Zadar County Chamber, international webinars and B7B meetings were held on October 8 and 2 for companies from the tourism sector as well as companies that do business with them. Living in pandemic conditions has brought changes in business models, behaviors and habits of tourists and to new tourism considerations. Therefore, the main denominator held webinarabio Rethinking Tourism. The event was attended by 315 participants from 20 countries including the US, Canada, American Samoa, Australia, the Philippines and India. Other participants were from European countries: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, France, Albania, Greece, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia, Northern Macedonia and Croatia. Six webinars were held, and the lecturers were domestic and foreign tourism experts: The focus of the lecture was on the following topics: ICT for tourism, Integrated and sustainable tourism, Cultural heritage and tourism te Innovation for Tourism Post Covid. As announced, you will be able to watch all the lectures at website i YouTube channel MISTRAL project.