Allyship

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February 22, 2018
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 Allyship

Creating inclusive workplaces is a huge task, and it’s hard to know how to get started. While some things must come from a leadership level, being a ally is something anyone can do.

In this talk, I’ll discuss how allyship relates to inclusive workplaces, explain why allies are important, and outline some key behaviors that make for effective allies.

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JWong Works

February 22, 2018
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  1. ALLYSHIP JWONG WORKS @attackgecko

  2. WHAT IS AN ALLY?

  3. WHAT IS AN ALLY? AN ALLY IS A MEMBER OF

    A MAJORITY GROUP WHO WORKS TO ENABLE OPPORTUNITY, ACCESS, AND EQUALITY FOR MEMBERS OF AN UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY. ALLIES USE THEIR PRIVILEGE AND ADVANTAGES TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE.
  4. DIVERSITY IS BEING INVITED TO THE PARTY. INCLUSION IS BEING

    ASKED TO DANCE. Verna Myers WHAT IS AN ALLY?
  5. WHY IS ALLYSHIP IMPORTANT?

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  7. IT’S RISKY FOR UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES TO HELP OTHERS LIKE THEM

    https://hbr.org/2016/03/women-and-minorities-are-penalized-for- promoting-diversity (h/t @lara_hogan) WHY ALLYSHIP IS IMPORTANT
  8. SEE THE ANOMALIES

  9. Museum of History & Industry, Seattle Post- Intelligencer Collection, 1986.5.571.1

  10. SEE THE ANOMALIES ‣ SEEING AN ANOMALY MAKES IT EASIER

    TO SEE OTHER ANOMALIES ‣ SMALL THINGS CAN ESCALATE INTO BIG THINGS
  11. THE MARGIN CALL FOR INCLUSION DEBT IS SWIFT, UNFORGIVING, AND

    FOR SOME COMPANIES, FATAL. Mekka Okereke SMALL THINGS CAN BECOME BIG THINGS
  12. SEE THE ANOMALIES ‣ SEEING AN ANOMALY MAKES IT EASIER

    TO SEE OTHER ANOMALIES ‣ SMALL THINGS CAN ESCALATE INTO BIG THINGS ‣ THERE ARE DEFINITELY PITS IN OUR WINDSHIELDS
  13. GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE

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  15. NOT COMPLICIT / COMPLICIT

  16. BELIEVE IN THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF OTHERS

  17. INVESTING TIME AND MONEY

  18. HOW TO BE A BETTER ALLY

  19. EDUCATE YOURSELF (AKA GOOGLE IT) HOW TO BE AN ALLY

  20. EXPAND YOUR NETWORK HOW TO BE AN ALLY

  21. NOTICE THE SMALL STUFF HOW TO BE AN ALLY

  22. MAKE IT FIRST SHIFT WORK HOW TO BE AN ALLY

  23. AMPLIFY AND ENDORSE HOW TO BE AN ALLY

  24. RECRUIT FOR INCLUSION HOW TO BE AN ALLY

  25. SHARE THE LOAD, DON’T TAKE THE LEAD. HOW TO BE

    AN ALLY
  26. SHOW UP (AND DON’T EXPECT A COOKIE) HOW TO BE

    AN ALLY
  27. RESOURCES ▸ Women and Minorities are Penalized for Promoted Diversity

    ▸ Julia Galef - How to Change Your Mind ▸ Being and Effective Male Ally ▸ Seattle Windshield Pitting Epidemic ▸ Verna Myers ▸ Lara Hogan ▸ Mekka Okereke ▸ Jennifer Kim ▸ Textio