Calling Young Men (Years 2-4)

Are you a forward-thinking university student seeking to grow your potential and amplify your impact?

The Young Allies Programme is here for upcoming leaders who are ready to embrace a more diverse, equitable and inclusive future. Building and honing inclusive leadership, gender awareness and allyship skills are crucial for your leadership journey and personal development.

Our Programme offers you the chance to learn more about yourself, and understand the skills and attitudes needed to champion gender equality and inclusive practices. You'll have access to workshops, mentorship, work shadowing and a network of like-minded industry leaders who are committed to creating a more equitable society.

By joining the Young Allies Programme, you'll sharpen your leadership and communication skills, gain an in-depth understanding of allyship, develop critical Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) skills, and become part of a vibrant community that champions gender equality and inclusion.

Join us and become a certified Young Ally for change!

Male Allies in Their Own Words

“I would have liked to think that I was someone who didn’t hold any particular biases or stereotypes. But having joined the TWF Male Allies Initiative four years ago, I was “reborn” as a person in my 40s and became more aware about different privileges and unconscious biases that exist in the workplace and wider society in HK. I've experienced the benefits of this firsthand both in my career and my personal life of being an advocate and taking action. Had I learned these concepts earlier, I could have more quickly become a better global citizen with the tools to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion.”– Frosti Lau, Regional General Manager, South West Pacific, Cathay Pacific; Male Allies Co-Chair 2022-23



September 14 – Application Opens

October 8 – Application Closes


Online Interviews with shortlisted candidates

Notification of Selected Participants



From these workshops, you will learn how to empower yourself, empower others and empower change. Workshops will be highly interactive and engaging, based on an experiential learning approach. They are expected to take place in the evening or on weekends.

Tentative Dates:

1st Workshop on November 3, 2023 (Friday) at 7pm – 9pm

2nd Workshop in early January 2024

3rd Workshop in late February / early March 2024

4th Workshop in early April 2024


Monthly mentorship sessions with senior male executives


Work Shadowing


Closing Event

The closing event will be an opportunity for all the mentees and mentors to reconnect and share learnings, opportunities and experiences from the Young Allies Programme. Programme Sponsors, Supporting Partners and other stakeholders will also join the event. All mentees who attend at least 80% of the workshops and mentoring sessions will be presented with a certificate and become a Certified Young Ally for change.

Apply & Enquiries

To apply to join the Programme, please fill in the application form below. Shortlisted applicants will be notified in October and invited to join an online interview. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of October and will receive more information about the Programme.

Please apply here.

If you have any questions about the application or the Programme, please contact Winsome Cheng at

Young Allies Programme

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