Where we start as men and allies is different for each of us. Sorting an approach to inclusion and equity at work is as personal as our cultural programming and the lived experiences that make us who we are. The Better Man Conference utilizes authentic leadership and strategic storytelling to model the vulnerability and empathy required to shift us from curious to connected and aware allies.
REMOVING OBSTACLES WITH INTENTION & ATTENTION
REVEALING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCLUSION & CONNECTION
9:00 – 9:15 PDT
Event open with Eduardo Placer
Contextual welcome with Founder Ray Arata
9:15 – 9:30 PDT
Meeting Us Where We Are: Man Box Bingo
Founding Partners Ray Arata and Ed Gurowitz Ph.D. will kick-off the event with a can-opener exercise, “Man Box Bingo” designed to teach us about pervasive Man Box messages.
9:30 – 9:55 PDT
Keynote: Eldra Jackson
Eldra will explore the obstacles and opportunities that the Man Box offers us.
* 5-minute break
10:00 – 10:25 PDT
Lightning talk with Jennifer Tarjanyi, Founder of Fisterra
Jennifer will guide us on the Fastrack to Feelings and doing the inside job of becoming aware.
10:25 – 10:30 PDT
10:30 – 11:00 PDT
Moving Beyond the Binary: A Connecting Conversation
Perkins Miller, CEO of Fandom, and Sean Coleman Founder of Destination Tomorrow will share their lived experiences around privilege, pronouns, and allyship.
11:00 – 11:05 PDT
11:05 – 11:50 PDT
Obstacles and Opportunities: Managing Our Triggers As Allies
Jennifer Brown, CEO, and Founder of Jennifer Brown Consulting
Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity, And Impact at Carta
Tony DeGruy, Technical Systems Engineering Leader for Cisco’s Workforce Experience team
11:50 AM-12:00 PM PDT
*Timing is approximate and the order that speakers appear is subject to change.