Ray Arata


Advancing Inclusion, Equality & The Bottom Line

As an expert in communication, leadership, and emotional literacy, Ray delivers keynotes and seminars (both in-person and virtually) that empower people, leaders, and teams to foster inclusion and a true sense of belonging that translates to people bringing their full selves to work and performing at optimum levels.

His clients and partners include Intel, Toyota, Verizon, Moody’s, PWC, Hearst, Cisco, Kaiser Permanente , Google, University of Utah School of Business, NBC Universal, Genentech, and many others.

Sheryl Sandberg

“More people recognize the importance of Allyship—and that’s great. Unfortunately, many men still don’t know what they need to do to effect change so everyone feels valued and empowered at work. In Showing Up, Ray Arata provides clear guidance on how to turn good intentions into action. I strongly recommend it to everyone interested in helping create a more equal and productive workplace.”

— Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org

Showing Up

Showing Up: How Men Can Become Effective Allies in the Workplace

Showing Up is a revolutionary step-by-step guide—by and for men—to ending toxic masculinity and leveraging men to enact heart-based leadership, increase diversity, bolster the bottom line, and create a culture so everyone in the workplace wins.



Keynote Speaker

Companies are experiencing increased pressure to create gender-balanced leadership teams and cultures of inclusion. However, in many cases, current leadership teams, boardrooms, and the overall organizational cultures do not reflect gender equality.


Workshop Facilitation

Men are often not comfortable participating in diversity events because they are unsure of their role or concerned of saying something wrong. Ray focuses on the engagement of men and the unique male perspective in inclusion and hierarchy. 


Leadership Coaching

Ray helps develop the emotional literacy and personal development skills key in supporting his clients’ success, leadership growth and gender inclusion efforts which lead to people, teams and organizations in functioning more effectively.

Previous speaking engagements include: