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2021 AICPA & CIMA Women’s Global Leadership Summit

WOM2117 - What Great Male Allies and Mentors Do

Nov 4, 2021 11:50am ‐ Nov 4, 2021 12:40pm

Standard: $49.00


David Smith, author of Good Guys and Athena Rising, shares the the research-based evidence and elements of excellent gender-inclusive allyship and mentorship, including many best practices. Participants learn the business case for male engagement in gender equality while integrating why it is good for both men and women. Using social science evidence, he explores the possible challenges of cross-gender professional relationships. Using his research and organizational best practices, he provides the "how to" for men, women, and organizational leaders who want to be intentional, inclusive, and excellent allies, leveraging mentorship, sponsorship, and workplace partnership to create a more diverse workforce.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the benefits of allyship to the organization, women and men
  • Identify awareness of how others experience the workplace differently
  • Identify how to put allyship into action
  • Distinguish ways to be a more deliberate advocate and sponsor


  • David Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Category: Concurrent Session

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