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.
How many of us see accountability as an ally’s superpower? It’s the key to moving ourselves through the fear, fragility and shame that often cause us to freeze instead of interrupting the inequity and exclusion we witness. It is, in fact, how we transform our culture to cultivate connection.
Our 3 hour virtual program, from 9am-12pm PDT via webinar, is designed to engage audiences through inspiring speakers, active Q & A, peer networking, and meeting rooms, plus tactical takeaways from featured subject matter experts and relevant resources.
We look forward to seeing you online.
PROGRAM COMING SOON!
For group ticket purchases of 10 or more, please contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org
OPENING & WELCOME
9:00 – 9:15 AM PT
KEY CONCEPTS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN ALLYSHIP
MC Eduardo Placer will open the event and Founder Ray Arata will provide a contextual grounding for the event.
9:15 – 9:30 AM PT
SUPERPOWERS & KRYPTONITE: FUELING & FLAILING AS AN ALLY
Ray Arata and Eduardo Placer will lead an exercise encouraging us to consider what helps
us and what may hamper our efforts to show up and be accountable.
9:30 – 10:10 AM PT
TOOLKIT CONVERSATION: LEVERAGING PRIVILEGE
A panel discussion moderated by Katie Mooney, featuring Brandon Barnett of Intel, Hayward Williams of Tapestry, and Chuin Phang of Amazon. The discussion will provide practical insights around how the panelists have leveraged the privilege associated with their intersectional identities as well as pitfalls to avoid and more.
10:10 – 10:50 AM PT
ACTIVATING OUR IDENTITIES, MANAGING OUR EMOTIONS WITH JENNIFER BROWN
Join the inclusion conversation with Jennifer Brown, CEO, Founder, Jennifer Brown Consulting, to reflect on our subtle and overt privilege to move through fragility into your ability to be an ally — using awareness to accountability to choose inclusive leadership deliberately when opportunities present themselves.
10:50 – 11:20 AM PT
FROM FRAGILITY TO ABILITY WITH RAY ARATA
Ray Arata, Founding Partner of Better Man Leadership, invites allies and leaders to confront their discomfort and step into the abilities of Accountability and Privilege for good, and for impact.
11:20 – 11:50 AM PT
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ALLIES: LEVERAGING OUR PRIVILEGE
Perkins Miller, CEO, Fandom, and Hayward Williams, VP, Human Resources, Business Partner For Global Operations, Tapestry, share their strengths and struggles in transforming corporate spaces to inclusivity— the unique challenges presented by a leader’s gender, identity, and race, where they may have faltered and what they are exploring.
11:50 – 12:00 PM PT
CLOSING STATEMENTS AND COMMITMENT TO NEW ACTIONS
Led by Ray Arata