Allies Committee

Established in June of 2017, we invited a group of 13 men to serve as active agents in closing the gender gaps in tech—a core priority of Women 2.0 for the year.

Men are 50% of the equation, but there needs to be a more active, central and consistent role for men at our table—the table where we discuss and discover solutions together.

But this is far from an easy process. It means we need to reanalyze gender roles, identify and accept privilege or lack thereof, open up to discussion and be diligent.

This is not a committee of men to tell women what to do. It’s a committee of active partners and leaders who can turn to their male peers and help them become change agents themselves.

We worked through the remainder of FY’17, and have extended our work through FY’18 as our core Impact Priority, working thru consistent insights and discussion points available to you throughout.


Each man has a record of caring about and advocating for diversity and inclusion, and are dedicated to finding better ways they and their male counterparts can be better change agents for women in tech.

Central Committee

John Hill

VP of Network at Techstars

Once a Higher Education Evangelist for @LinkedIn. Now a Vice President, Network @Techstars. Believe that Relationships Matter! #Spartan

Paolo Gaudiano

CEO at Aleria

Changing what people do about diversity through #DiversityTech. CEO, @CityCollegeNY faculty, @forbesleaders and @CIOonli

Davang Shah

Director of Marketing at Google

Josh Constine

Editor-at-Large of TechCrunch

Cybersociologist, Meme Whisperer, Editor-At-Large @TechCrunch, #Omnibang.

Wade A Davis

Leader and Educator on gender, racial and orientation equality and Former NFL player

#Feminist | Former #NFL Player | #YouCanPlay | UN #HEFORSHE Ambassador | Writer | Speaker | Consultant | Educator | | info@w

Munish Puri

Chief Research Officer at Terbium Labs

Supporting Committee

Jeremy Hindle

Co-Founder & CTO of Headstart

Co-Founder & CTO @headstart_app | Entrepreneur | prev Omnigon Games | Neuropsychologist | OE | Game Dev | lover of good manners and tea

Adam Draper

Founder & Managing Director of Boost VC

I invest where I want the world to go. #Blockchain, #Crypto, #VR, #AR, #Jetpacks, #SciFi @boostvc

Tod Plotkin

Principal at Green Buzz Agency

Sean Branagan

Director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University's Newhouse School

Talker on Technology, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Early-Stage Tech Companies. I usually tweet from conferences & speaking eve

Billy Draper

VC at Draper Associates

venture capital @drapervc and sometimes burgers.

Aneesh Chopra

President of CareJourney and former CTO of the United States

Micah Baldwin

Startups at Amazon (AWS) and startup Founder