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NYC.AnitaB.org’s Male Ally Summit 2018

March 29, 2018 · 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Male Ally Summit comes after a successful event on March 13, 2017 in NYC called, “The Role Male Allies, Advocates, and Mentors have in Retaining Women in Tech”, with over 180 in attendance we know this year will be just as impactful.

This year we bring back some of the same amazing speakers such as David Smith and Brad Johnson who are co-authors of, “Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women“; Evin Robinson (Co-founder, New York on Tech); Matt Wallaert (Chief Behavioral Officer, Clover Health). We add onto the agenda, Heather Cabot (Co-author, Geek Girl Rising); Bryan Liles (Principal Software Engineer, Heptio); Avis Yates Rivers (CEO and author, Technology Concepts Groups Int’l) and so many more!





We will address some of the comments and suggestions made last year, and share additional information and resources!

  1. ” I think a bit more of a mixer situation at the end would be great. People eating made it awkward to strike up a conversation”
  2. ” This was a fantastic first step, but it needs to be exactly thata first step of many towards bettering ourselves and our community.”
  3. “Continuing off my comments from above, it’s sometimes tough to hear about things that don’t directly affect us. One of the more powerful sentiments I heard recently on the topic was when Tanya told me that in the women of engineering group you all noticed that not a single male engineer asked a female engineer their thoughts on the Uber article. However, everyone in the office was talking about it, just male to male, and female to female. Specific examples like these, in our workplace, and being honest with each other–most importantly, with people we care about–was super effective.”
  4. “I’m super excited about this initiative because it’s getting these discussions out in the open, making it more okay to talk about it between Digital folks. For those comfortable (I’m definitely interested), starting to merge those groups (female and male) and having open dialogue about things that have affected our female colleagues both positively and negatively could be quite powerful.”
  5. “This was a terrific workshop, and I loved that the notes you shared afterward included specific, practicable action items.”
  6. “More bias stuff. I really like it when someone says, if you say xxx, women AND men perform poorly. If you say yyy, men AND women perform better because it’s irrefutable.”
  7. “So many people they have to act differently towards women, but I think we can reframe that as, act in the way that generates the most good”.
  8. “So I would have liked to see more info about how biases hurt everyone, not just women or POC.”



March 29, 2018
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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