Lead Like an Ally

In a world more aware of the legacies of systemic racism, it is more important than ever for us to see how being an ally can help our workplace become more inclusive of others. We say we want to be there for others and that we want everyone to bring their whole selves to work, yet we struggle on how to be inclusive and accepting. Learn about the different forms of allyship and how to acquire the skills and confidence to be the ally who sends the message of inclusion and acceptance to all. 

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During this webinar, we explored:

  • the current state of racial and social inequities and how they manifest in the workplace.
  • how systemic racism still lives in our workplaces and how we can help to change it.
  • the skills necessary to feel confident and equipped to be an ally at work.
  • affinity, employee resources, and business groups and their role in creating allies.
  • how to develop a culture of allyship in your workplace.

Patricia Izek, MEd., is the equity, diversity, and inclusion consultant in the Office of Human Resources at the University of Minnesota. She presents on equity, diversity, and inclusion for units across the University, including two Equity and Diversity Certificate workshops: "Implicit Bias in the Search Process and Selection Processes" and "Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions."

For a deeper dive into the topic, consider the professional development course, Allyship: Creating an Inclusive Workplace.

Presented on October 20, 2021