For the last decade, I (not a man) have worked in male-dominated environments. While during this time I’ve encountered many nitwits and detractors, I’ve also been fortunate to encounter many proponents and advocates. In my experience, CircleCI stands out as a place where the culture is impressively collaborative and supportive; it’s inclusive. Although building a diverse team is important, focusing on diversity at the expense of fostering inclusivity undermines the long-term sustainability and development of a diverse workforce. Fortunately, any individual can improve the inclusivity of their environment by leveling-up the “ally” status of their own gestures and behavior. Start small.