The 2019 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists, supported by Yahoo Finance, are a powerful reflection of the incredible achievements of LGBT+ people in the business community.
Congratulations to our own, Allyn Shaw, President & CTO.
Always keen to foster intersectional inclusion, Allyn was one of the first set of black executives to create the Black Executive Leadership Council at Bank of America (BAC), and was instrumental in the creation of the LGBT+ Executive Council and Steering Committee. He is a founding member of the bank’s Women in Technology & Operations Advisory Board, where he speaks passionately about and actively models true advocacy. Allyn pushed for the expansion of the Bank of America Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Council to include LGBT+ issues and was a key player in creating the Global Technology & Operations LGBT+ Advisory Council. As a result of these activities, the number of allies globally at Bank of America exceeds 25,000.
Moving to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2017, Allyn became Executive Sponsor for the Black Professional Group’s largest local chapter. Within the community, Allyn serves on the board of directors at Out and Equal Workplace Advocates. He has been featured in publications including The Advocate and Out Leadership as a leader in working towards universal belonging in the workplace. Allyn is also the Out in Tech Corporate Executive Sponsor and Advisor, and Corporate Executive Sponsor for Lesbians who Tech. Most recently, he was the 2019 Legacy Award Winner at the Diversity Best Practices’ Above and Beyond Awards and was recognized by Diversity MBA as one of the world’s top 100 business leaders under 50.
Allyn has recently been appointed President and Chief Technology Officer at Recycle Track Systems (RTS).