What you will learn:

Allyship across difference is critical to improving inclusive workplace cultures for all – particularly underrepresented groups. In this course, you will learn how to serve as a powerful ally for race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and more! You’ll also learn why allyship is necessary and gain understanding about the positive power of allyship. I address the barriers to allyship -- what people who want to be allies must overcome in order to step up -- and how to avoid performative allyship. The course is highly interactive, incorporating discussion and exercises, including an exploration of privilege. My extensive experience in developing allyship programs, advising allyship groups, and my research on allies ensures that you will leave with practical knowledge you can use immediately. Attendees will leave with knowledge of: 1) What an ally is and why the need is urgent 2) The benefits to marginalized individual who have allies 2) The personal work they need to do to prepare themselves to be allies 3) What performative allyship is and how to avoid it 4) Specific allyship strategies to use after the workshop

About the instructor:

Trish is a DE&I change agent, a sought-after DE&I speaker, advisor, writer, and workshop facilitator, and also a certified energy healing practitioner. She's on a mission to help organizations become more inclusive for all employees. A sampling of her expertise and passion includes allyship across identity difference – including race and gender – inclusive leadership, psychological safety, intersectionality, sponsorship and mentorship, and gender equity.

Trish has extensive experience working with organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally. Speaking engagements range from workshops and keynotes to panel discussions and roundtables. Clients include international corporations, early-stage companies, non-profits, and academic institutions. She works with employees at all levels and coaches senior leaders to help them navigate DE&I challenges.

She has written numerous research reports on topics ranging from disability inclusion and allyship to intersectionality and workplace culture. Her speaking engagements draw on this research. In all of her work, she emphasizes human connection, shared experiences, cross-cultural understanding, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and actionable recommendations.

Previously, Trish served as Executive Director of the Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University, leading mission-driven work to create more inclusive organizations, working on behalf of more than 100 organizations and establishing a track record of exceptional client referrals. Earlier, she served as vice president of Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations and senior vice president of FleishmanHillard Public Relations.
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Suggested Length:90 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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