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  • Men as Allies

  • 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.


    Elissa Sangster, CEO, Forté and Amy Orlov, Vice President, Programs, Forté

    Visit the FAQ page or contact NACE Professional Development at, 610.625.1026.