17. Juli 2023 · Campus-News
When we talk about allyship at work, we’re referring to employees from an advantaged group who want to improve the status of a disadvantaged group because they are aware of their own privilege and want to support others. For example, men could be allies for women at work. To successfully engage in allyship, men first educate themselves to be able to communicate their knowledge to others and intentionally act to support women at work.
Becoming an ally isn’t easy–it requires reflection and potentially unlearning commonly held beliefs while taking care to avoid paternalistic or performative actions and actively crafting a more inclusive climate. For these reasons, we’ve designed a new, evidence-based training to arm potential allies with the tools to be successful. Across four sessions, participants will learn to identify (often subtle) forms of sexism and gender bias, reflect about their privilege, acknowledge their fears and responsibilities of becoming an ally, and practice how to interrupt incivility and microaggressions.