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  • Men as Allies

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    • Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    • Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic and intermediate career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Leveraging collaborative relationships; Brokering, Connecting, Linking
    • Fee: $99 (member); $119 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      What is a male ally group? How can an initiative aimed at men improve organizational efforts to attract and retain women?

      Join Forté’s Elissa Sangster, CEO and Amy Orlov, Vice President, Programs to better understand how including men in the gender equity conversation might be the key to creating a more gender-balanced corporate culture. Male Allies aren’t knights in shining armor but men who genuinely want to be part of the solution: a bias-free business culture that values myriad leadership styles and diverse approaches to problem solving. Launched by Forté in 2016 to help men support their female colleagues, Men as Allies is a pioneering program complete with toolkit, website and resources. Gender equity champions are made, not born.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Initiate meaningful dialogue about gender equity;
      • Speak to issues of gender equity and develop an understanding of impact; and
      • Expand dialogue beyond gender to leverage opportunities for allyship for other populations.
    • Event Details

      Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

      To view the presentation, supplemental materials, attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the "I'd Like To" option next to the Men as Allies listing in MyNACE > Purchase History. Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to the webinar). A video archive will be available there as well within five (5) business days of the webinar's completion.

      To see the NACE cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.

    • Format

      During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will deliver a synchronized audio and PowerPoint presentation. Participants will have time for live Q&A throughout the program and may be asked to contribute opinions or feedback via live chat, virtual polling, and other mechanisms.

    • Presenters

      Elissa Sangster

      Elissa Sangster, CEO, Forté

      Elissa Sangster serves as CEO of Forté and brings to the role extensive knowledge of issues affecting women's abilities to seek, prepare for and attain business leadership positions, drawn from her prior experience as Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to Forté, Elissa currently serves as Treasurer and Board Member for the Thirty Percent Coalition and sits on the Women’s Initiative Council of the CFP Board (Certified Financial Planning Board). She is past Chair of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Annual Industry Conference and formerly served as chair of MBA Student Services Professionals (MBA SSP). Elissa sits on the board of Forté as an ex-officio member. She enjoys reading, running, cooking, and Aggie football. She lives in San Antonio with her husband, Jeremy, and their daughter, Anna Leigh. Elissa received her MBA and her B.A. in English from Texas A&M University.  

      Amy Orlov

      Amy Orlov, Vice President, Programs, Forté

      Amy is the Vice President of Programs at Forté, where she introduces college, early career, MBA, and professional audiences to new ideas and deep networks, with the ultimate goal of seeing #morewomenleading. Prior to Forté, Amy’s roles included Director of Professional Education & Training at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and Director of the MBA Program Office and Student Services at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). Amy holds an MEd from the University of Maryland, and an MGov and B.A. in Communications from UPenn.

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Clock Hours:

      HRCI – 1 clock hour; Credit awarded to named registrant upon attendance verification.


      HRCI – This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at


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