It’s Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day is just around the corner on March 8. To celebrate, we’re launching VR for Inclusion: Women in Tech, an immersive training experience to help allies better understand what it’s like for women to navigate the workplace—and learn ways that they can offer support in their own lives.
Available at vrforinclusion.fb.com, VR for Inclusion: Women in Tech features a 15-minute 180° film that follows five different women and looks at the unique challenges they face in the workplace. Resources also include an individual reflection guide and a group discussion guide to help people process the material and learn how to be better allies.
VR for Inclusion: Women in Tech leverages the immersive power of VR to break down barriers and help build empathy by letting you see the world through someone else’s eyes.
“This experience was game-changing in terms of helping me empathize with the experiences of my female colleagues,” says Facebook D&I Learning Director Charles Shaw. “VR is a powerful platform, and I’m committing to being a better ally.”
The workplace experience isn’t the same across genders. Given years of inequity, workplace challenges can hit women harder than men, shake their confidence, and reinforce the imposter syndrome. VR for Inclusion: Women in Tech invites everyone to become allies and take action in the face of microaggressions to help ensure a more equitable workplace for all.
“The fact that we are able to harness VR’s capabilities to demonstrate the commonality of challenges faced by women in the workplace and show men the powerful role they play in fostering allyship is a great first step at levelling the playing field for gender equity,” says Facebook Learning & Development Head of Digital Transformation Manal Houri.
Learn more at vrforinclusion.fb.com.