Tackling Gender Equality With Men as Allies

Men serving as advocates for women can go a long way in changing norms and biases at every level of an IT company.

Tony Safoian, CEO of SADA Systems, has been surrounded by female colleagues at the Los Angeles-based cloud solution provider since the company was launched. But he didn't realize the gravity of gender and pay inequality in the IT industry until about two years ago.

"To be completely honest, it was a blind spot even for me," Safoian said. But Safoian is not alone. Sixty-five percent of men compared with 84 percent of women believe there is still a gender gap in the IT industry.

Bad news: Some men still don’t get it. Good news: Many of them are trying and want to help. So before you beat them up about, it’s worth shifting your perspective. It turns out men could be our best advocates.

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