Luncheon Fireside Chat Keynote Speaker

Ray Arata

Better Man Movement


Fireside Chat: A Better Man Movement – Men as Allies


Workshop Description:  

The Better Man Movement provides resources, support, and community to encourage the involvement of men in creating an inclusive culture. Through our workshops, training, and events, our programming shifts organizations from managing diversity as a necessity to leveraging differences for allyship, connection, and collaboration. Men are often not comfortable or confident in how to contribute to inclusion efforts. Division, uncertainty, and rapid changes in the conversation can contribute to hesitancy around what their role is, or fear of being canceled for saying the wrong thing. Better Man Conference events are a prime starting place for men to explore the roles they might play as allies for inclusion without shame or blame:


In this fireside chat, moderated by Dr. Nika White, Robert, Ray and Jason will amplify the need for men to serve as allies. Topics to be covered include:


* Understanding the value of healthy masculinity and inclusive leadership

* Learn the language and gain confidence in context to engage in discussions

* Learn how to leverage power and position to elevate people who are too often underrepresented and underestimated

Ray’s Bio:  

Ray has delivered engaging talks to audiences featuring corporate leadership from organizations such as Visa, Microsoft, ebay, Intel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Kaiser Permanente, PwC, PG&E, Genentech, Chevron, Hanson Bridgett, GoDaddy and more. He has also consistently moved the crowds of corporate professionals at the inclusionary leadership event he founded and convenes on an annual basis, the Better Man Conference. His talks bring key insights to events as a speaker, emcee moderator, workshop facilitator and panelist. He also enjoys working with small to mid-sized businesses and a range of professional services organizations/associations.


Professionals connect with Ray because he leads from his heart and practices what he teaches in his own businesses and personal life. He brings an extensive business background and more than 10,000 hours in leading men to develop emotional literacy. Through his keynote presentations, workshops, executive coaching and management training, he applies the same heart-based principles that have helped him to lead a thriving business and fulfilling personal life.