March 24, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session: Effective Allyship: Practice, Reflect, Refine
Speakers: Kelly Kleinkort, Director of Corporate Engagement, Catalyst
Jason Limerick, Director HR Strategy Growth Division, BHP Petroleum
Jeanele Davis, Talent Management Specialist, SCI Resources LLC
More than ever, it is imperative individuals and organizations that care about diversity, equity and inclusion understand steps we can take to be effective allies, creating more inclusive, psychologically safe environments for people from marginalized groups. In order to be effective allies, we need to celebrate both our differences and our points of connection. We can honor diversity and difference and, at the same time, find common ground, connect, and build alliances. Through curiosity, we might discover the ways that we’ll personally benefit from inclusion in the workplace. Allyship requires work but when supercharged with curiosity, its outcomes can be powerful.
During this session, we will unpack allyship—what it is and what it isn’t; the pitfalls of performative allyship; and how to effectively begin or progress in an allyship journey both as an individual and an organization.