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Men Making a Difference

Meet men who make a difference for their female colleagues and organizations, ranging from MBA students to corporate CEOs. Learn what inspired their support of gender equity and what they think other men should know.

As you explore this section, ask yourself the questions in the sidebar to consider how gender inequality touches your life—and what role you could play in being part of the solution.


At Business School

Introducing men who played a leadership role in the male ally group at their respective business school. Hear why they wanted to get involved, what they’ve learned, and what they hope to take back to the workforce.

  • Kyle Grubman, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
  • Daniel Ingram, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
  • Matthew Pilnik, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • Billy Bennett, Stanford Graduate School of Businessess

In the Workplace

Business leaders describe their male ally journeys in this lively panel discussionl. Hear their creative ideas for more proactively engaging men in the gender equity conversation.

By Industry

In 2011, the Glasshammer, a career management organization focused on empowering women professionally, started a 'men who get it' project with the goal of identifying men who were exemplars, supporting gender equality in word and deed. The Glasshammer welcomed nominations from its female online community. The resulting male ally profiles speak to the why—and how—for recognizing and maximizing female talent.

Financial Services      
Jamie Broderick, UBS Wealth Management, New Jersey John Covington, Infrastructure Manager, TIAA-CREF Production Services Bill Johnson, CEO, Citi Retail Services Douglas Kennedy, President/CEO, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Information Technology Law Non-Profit Consulting
Roger Mitchell, Managing Director, TIAA-CREF IT Business and Resource Management role-model-cannon.jpgJohn Cannon, Partner, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group, Sherman & Sterling LLP Mark Pestrella, Chief Deputy Director for Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Mike Jones, CEO, Core Consulting
Science & Engineering   Publishing  
Dave Meisel, Senior Director of Transportation and Aviation, PGE Larry Ostendorf, Senior Director Business Development, Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company Phil Porado, Content Director, Advisor & Financial Services Groups, Rogers Publishing