This International Women’s Day, we encourage everyone to step up as a champion of equality. For male CEOs, this is an especially important opportunity to contribute. Research published in the Academy of Management Journal and featured in their Insights newsletter noted that women in CEO roles often took over from men who intentionally handed them the reins or created partnering opportunities (for example, by naming a woman as CEO and having the male executive become chairman of the board). With so few women at the helm of companies (in 2015, there were fewer large companies run by women than by men named John), male CEOs can help create a legacy of equality by identifying capable women as successors and helping clear paths to the highest levels of organizational leadership.