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Forté Allies for Gender Equity

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.

Professionals

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.

Campus

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.

Corporate

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?

  1. Get inspired. Meet allies who are making a difference
    Learn from allies on business school campuses and across industries as they support women’s career goals and encourage their ambitions.
  2. Explore how allies support gender equity
    Learn how allies behave so that you can support gender equity on the job and elsewhere.
  3. Start a conversation
    Share insightful articles and videos to spark gender discussions at work, on campus, and in life.
  4. Ready to get started?
    Request our MBA Toolkit to launch — or grow — an Allies for Gender Equity group in business school.
     
    Order our Corporate Toolkit to explore what it means to be an ally for gender equity and how you and your company can create a successful allyship program.