In the New Frontier, YOU have the power to show up for people in marginalized groups, even if you are a part of the traditionally disadvantaged group. How do you support other women looking to get promoted in male-dominated cultures or industries? How do you help to advocate for employees with disabilities who are fighting for accessibility to basic things such as computer equipment or captioning during virtual meetings? Do you slow the pace in which you speak when talking to colleagues where English (or whatever the native language) is not the individual’s first language? Do you stand by your Black and brown colleagues when they share stories of discrimination in the workplace, just because of the color of their skin or the way their hair grows?
In this session, we’ll talk about personal examples of when people showed up for them, and why it was so important for them in male-dominated tech spaces. We will also discuss how to show up for others and work through the uncertainty and discomfort of not knowing whether you’re “doing it right,” but being confident enough to put yourself out there and become an ally.
The Why: In a world that is constantly bringing people together from all walks of life, it’s important to understand the power of allyship. This session is for anyone looking to, or currently working for diverse organizations which are inclusive of people’s identities and why those identities are important.
- The importance and impact of caring for others and allyship
- The power of listening to others who come from backgrounds different from our own
- Gain key, practical steps to begin your journey of advocating for others.
This session is for… you if you’d like to learn how to make stronger connections with other people in the tech space.