Men as Allies: Real Stories IV

Real stories from men as allies.

Storysharing is a critical part of being an ally.  Men as allies share their stories and channel empathy to women.  My years of speaking and training on the topic “Engaging Men as Allies” for women in leadership, has led to accumulation of what I call the “tales from the trenches.”

Here is a behind the scenes story that a senior leader in technology shared with me about being an ally..

I was approached by the LGBTQ+ employee resource group to be a sponsor.  At first, I was confused.  I am a straight, white, cisgender, Christian male.


Why would they want me?


I realized that as an ally, I could leverage my privilege for positive change.  Together, we were able to advocate for social change in our city to ensure the safety and protection of the LGBTQ+ community.


It takes all of us to drive diversity and inclusion.  We are stronger together.

Tony Newcome, CTO

Tony and I have been on panels together to talk about this topic and this story always makes an impact.  He is vulnerable and real.  That’s what makes him a real ally.

Want to learn more about men as allies?  Join men as allies and inclusive leaders as they share their stories on the Pivot Point podcast, watch our Lead Like an Ally video series, or join our Women’s Leadership Academy.