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Portraits in Allyship

Male allyship is critical in the evolution of gender equality programs in the workplace. Indeed, when men are included in gender equality programs, 96% of organizations see progress — compared to only 30% of organizations when men are not engaged, according to the Harvard Business Review.

Allyship Studies and Responses

Allies

  • Joshua Bixby
    Joshua Bixby 
    CEO of Fastly.com
  • Steve Crown
    Steve Crown 
    Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights, Microsoft Corporation
    Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights, Microsoft
  • Suneel Gupta
    Suneel Gupta 
    Founder of RISE, Author of Backable
  • David Hornik
    David Hornik 

    “I think that anything we can do to give women a seat at the table and a voice in the conversation will profoundly benefit everyone.”
  • René Lacerte
    René Lacerte 
    Fintech Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Bill.com
  • Blake Lawit
    Blake Lawit 
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel, LinkedIn
  • Dr. Suku Nagendran
    Dr. Suku Nagendran 
    Board Member, Solid BioSciences; former Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President of AveXis, Inc.
    Board Member, Solid BioSciences; former Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President of AveXis, Inc.
  • Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan
    Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan 
    M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Novartis
  • Sanjay Sarma
    Sanjay Sarma 
    Vice President, Open Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Emma Watson
    Emma Watson 

    “Men—I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too.”
  • Christopher Yoo
    Christopher Yoo 
    John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
  • Mitchell Zuklie
    Mitchell Zuklie 
    Chairman, Orrick
    “Gender diversity in business is directly linked to increased creativity, collective intelligence and financial performance. … It’s no surprise then that many of our country’s most innovative companies are instituting new policies to invest in women leaders.”