allyship

Allyship

How would one define allyship? The organisation Lean In defines allyship as “using one’s power or position to support or advocate for coworkers with less power or status.” In a recent study conducted by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey, 80 per cent of white folks identify as allies to colleagues of the LGBTQIA+ and BAME community. Sounds …

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🗣 You Ask: Can you suggest an activity/habit to help me engage with my privilege?

Hi Hustle Crew! I want to develop some new habits in my life to help me engage more with my privilege and have more empathy for folks from different backgrounds who could be facing structural oppression that I do not experience myself. Is there one new habit or activity you can suggest I start with? …

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🗣 You Ask: As a white person, how do I create change without overstepping?

How do white people make sure that the work they are creating is truly representative without giving Black people more work to do? I have had this challenge before and created a research group with Black colleagues but it felt like (a) I was giving them the work to do to tell me that I …

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🗣 You Ask: How can I help as a straight, white man?

I’m a straight, white man asking myself questions like, “am I doing my best? Have I been part of overt racism? Why isn’t my company more diverse?” I’m also reflecting on what I am doing already e.g. existing efforts I make to help Black professionals and other underrepresented people in our industry. That said, I …

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