Really nice to hear a man talk about his passion for this topic and present examples of how he’s living it.
— Men As Allies, Working Mother Media & JP Morgan NYC Attendee


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.


More About Ray Arata

Co Founder of Inclusionary Leadership Group (ILG) with a focus on the business value of creating full partnership between men and women by leveraging their differences.   They create scalable, sustainable, and measurable solutions to drive fundamental cultural change for large companies such as Kaiser Permanente, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Telstra.

Founder of the Better Man Conference, which educates, activates and mobilizes men as inclusionary leaders by leveraging their position and privilege to support and empower women and minorities.

Coach to corporate executives, business leaders, owners and entrepreneurs, Ray has created a system for emotional maturity and accountability that empowers men with practical guidance and tools to prevent and resolve conflict in their families, workplaces and communities. Ray does this with coaching programs, workshops & speaking that are designed to support men in their transformation to new, happier lives.

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10,000+ Hours

Ray has devoted more than 10,000+ hours of working with men to advance their emotional literacy and intelligence with the ManKind Project for more than 18 years.


Male Champion Of Change, 2016 awarded by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the UN Women

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Resource for Men, Ally for Women

Author of Wake Up, Step Up:  Transforming Your Wake Up Call to Emotional Health and Happiness and the forthcoming Power of the Heart:  A Guidebook for Inclusionary Leaders


To explore how a keynote presentation, workshop or coaching can be tailored to your organization's needs, join Ray on a short 15 min. call.