I had the good fortune of working with Resonate in their very early days in 2014. I'm happy to see Resonate engage men in the work for gender parity while providing valuable skills training. Progress toward gender parity cannot be achieved by women alone and gender-based issues are not women's issues exclusively. This intervention is brilliant in its multiple points of intended impact. First in advancing economic opportunities for youth of all genders through public speaking and soft skills training. And second, more beneath the surface, the work required to achieve gender parity: building empathy by sharing and listening to real and personal stories. Engaging in storytelling in a room with men and women on equal footing allows individuals to reveal and connect on the human experience of struggle and triumph, stories that are frequently shaded by gender. It's this exchange and empathy that's required to take steps toward behavior change and eventual gender parity. We need both the high-level changes as well as change in everyday interactions, the latter is what Resonate is proposing to do one workshop at a time and I am thrilled to see them move forward in this direction!