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, and there needs to be a more active, central and consistent role for men at the 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 peers and help them become change agents themselves.
As of FY ’19, we’ve have extended our work to focus more broadly on key concepts of allyship for multiple underrepresented groups, and have partnered with Corey Ponder of Empact Strategies to develop a robust and scalable allyship product, to be launched in Summer of 2020.