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SGO Diversity & Inclusion Webinar: How to be an Ally

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The word ‘ally’ is tossed around a lot, particularly when talking about challenging situations at work. We suggest that people seek out allies, whether in relation to handling a difficult situation at work, getting your ideas heard in meetings, or having support as an underrepresented minority. But what exactly is an ally? What does it mean to be an ally, and how should someone signal their commitment to this role? Is it enough to simply self-identify as an ally, or are there proactive ways to embody this role? In this webinar, we’ll explore these questions, and offer some thoughts on best practices around being an ally.

Please note that this topic is one portion of our longer workshop on allyship in the workplace.


Regis Shields has deep and extensive experience in the fields of education, law, consulting and diversity and inclusion. Currently she is a consultant specializing in equity audits and designing and facilitating diversity, equity and inclusion trainings. She is a nationally recognized expert on equity issues in education and has presented and published extensively.  Regis holds an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a JD from New York University and is a recipient of Georgetown University’s Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management.

Who should attend?

Individual contributors, people managers, human resources, recruiters, directors –  All genders are welcome!