This article endeavors to be a resource to those individuals interested in becoming an ally or educating potential allies in the field of Hand Surgery. The definitions of allyship, its history, and its expected benefits are considered. The qualities of a good ally are enumerated, and approaches to becoming a better ally are described. The authors provide personal experience with impactful allies and describe strategies and resources on a local and national level. The authors conclude with “Bigger Questions”: those issues that seem essential to have allyship succeed in expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion in the specialty.
Hand Clinics, Volume 39, Issue 1, 2023, Pages 103-109,