How to Be an Ally

Mar 14, 2022

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

In her timely new book HOW TO BE AN ALLY: Actions You Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace, business innovation and inclusion expert Melinda Briana Epler offers readers a highly practical playbook on how we can all create much-needed change in the workplace together so that employees of all identities feel safe, valued, and empowered.
Drawing on an original global study and over 25 years of experience, Epler outlines seven steps for taking action as an ally. You'll learn about historical harm, unlearn biases, and relearn new perspectives; methods for avoiding unintentionally harming people through microaggressions, and how to advocate for people in small ways that change lives; and actions to stand up for what’s right, lead the change, and transform your workplace and industry.

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