How to Be an Ally
Actions You Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace
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Through the power of allyship, each of us can create an equitable, innovative workplace where everyone feels safe, valued, and able to thrive How can you help someone else thrive? How can you interrupt the biases, microaggressions, and inequities that prevent people around you from excelling? How can you build an innovative workplace fueled by equity, diversity and belonging? Every business leader today should be asking themselves these questions. Systems and processes have been skewed too long in favor of some at the expense of others, and things are changing--fast. How to Be an Ally shows how to take personal responsibility for driving change that's good for people--and for business. You'll learn the ins and outs of allyship and build the knowledge and skills you need to:
- Listen and learn new perspectives
- Identify your own biases
- Avoid unintentionally harming people with microaggressions
- Express empathy with courage
- Advocate for people in small, everyday ways
- Rethink your work to be more inclusive, equitable, and accessible
- Build team norms that cultivate allyship
- Create equitable, inclusive systems and processes
McGraw-Hill Companies, 9781264257935, 288pp.
Publication Date: September 22, 2021
About the Author
Melinda Briana Epler has over 25 years of experience developing business innovation and inclusion strategies for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and global NGOs. As CEO of Change Catalyst, she works with the tech industry to solve diversity and inclusion issues. Her popular TED talk "3 Ways to Be a Better Ally in the Workplace" reached one million views in the first 24 days of its release. She is also host of the popular podcast series "Leading with Empathy and Allyship."