Turning Mythical Knights into Authentic Allies


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. This panel is for those seeking a better understanding of the gender equity goal and its benefits for the classroom and work.

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  1. Learn how gender equity issues affect both women and men in the classroom and at work.
  2. Take away best practice examples for your own Men as Allies initiative on campus or at work.
  3. Explore the key elements to consider in launching or expanding a male ally group.



Amy Orlov, Vice President, Programs, Forte Foundation

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