al·ly noun ˈalī/ 1. the state of combining or uniting resources and/or efforts with another for mutual benefit.
Men are welcomed and encouraged to join DWN and are an integral part of the success of DWN’s goals.
Everyone needs to be included in business leadership. Gender diversity in leadership strongly correlates with higher returns, share price and profitability. A Gallup study found that diverse teams offer new viewpoints, ideas and insights, leading to better problem solving and decision making. Diversity also allows companies to better serve an increasingly diverse customer base.
If we know equality in the workplace is good for business, then men should feel empowered to be allies and advocates for the success and leadership of women in their industry.
Watch our ally panel on what it means to partner with women in the workplace: CTO and DWN executive sponsor Vivek Khemka, DWN Liason and Sr. Manager, Jeremy Van Essen, SVP of IHS, Nick Rossetti, and DWN member and manager, Mike Danley.