Why Start an Allies for Gender Equity Group?
Allies for Gender Equity Articles
Learn more about what it means to be an ally on the Forté Business 360° blog.
Besides sheer profitability, [employing female leaders] makes businesses a good place to be...What we hope is that men and women will go to business schools and see women, and that will be something that seems normal.
Gender Equity Is Everyone's Business
Today, women are underrepresented at every level of business leadership. To achieve gender equity, we need everyone — including male allies — to understand why it matters and how to get involved.
In 2016, Forté launched a Men as Allies initiative to involve men in gender equity conversations from which they had traditionally been excluded. In 2021, we renamed the program Forté Allies for Gender Equity to underscore that everyone can play a role in working toward gender equity.
What does it mean to be an ally for gender equity? Allies actively support gender equity at work and in life. They recognize the challenges and biases that women continue to face, and take intentional steps to build an environment where everyone has opportunities to succeed and advance.
Allyship helps businesses win bigger. You are likely aware of the business case for gender diversity: greater profitability, greater creativity and innovation, less risk — and with each new research study the list of benefits lengthens. From the MBA campus to the corporate arena, Forté’s Allies for Gender Equity provides inspiration and instruction to everyone engaging in the gender equity conversation.
Become an Ally
During four two-and-a-half hour sessions and a pre-conference keynote (October 12-26), gain the knowledge and tools to take effective action on gender equity.
Next Generation Allies
This toolkit, based on the experiences of established MBA allyship groups, offers a road map for starting an allyship group on campus.
What, Why, & How
Understand what it means to be an ally for gender equity at work, why companies start allyship groups, and how they do it.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?