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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.

MEET MALE ALLIES...

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 Business

In the Workplace

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. To learn more, visit Men Who "Get It".

Forté is proud to recognize our corporate sponsors represented on the list:

Lance A. LaVergne, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Talent Acquisition Strategy & Practice, Wells Fargo Naveed Sultan, Global Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions, Managing Director, Citibank Justin Gmelich, Global Head of Credit Trading, Management Committee Member; Goldman Sachs Bill Johnson, CEO, Citi Retail Services