Jun 19, 2020

Webinar Recording: Reflecting on Race and Allyship | How to Drive Meaningful Change

Linkage’s Critical Leadership Conversations Series

Jennifer McCollum

CEO of Linkage, a SHRM Company; Author of In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO

Linkage’s Critical Leadership Conversations Series

The conversations of the past have done little to impact systemic inequalities and institutionalized racism. Now is the time for real conversations that drive transformative change.

How can we courageously move beyond the past to create real change at our organizations and in our communities?

During this installment of Linkage’s Critical Conversations Series, we will continue a critical conversation on privilege and race—and uncover actionable next steps for being a better ally.

Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage, will be joined by Bev Wright, expert leadership consultant and inclusion advocate, and Eddie Turner, international best-selling author and award-winning coach, for an interactive conversation grounded in lived experiences and actionable strategies for change.

In This Pre-Recorded Session, You Will:

  • Uncover what makes this moment different—and learn how to leverage the conversation to meaningfully support equality and advancement at your organization
  • Learn how to start, navigate, and follow up on difficult conversations about race and privilege in a way that drives positive change
  • Review case studies of strong white allyship and understand what being a true ally looks like
  • Discover actionable next steps for challenging privilege and being a strong ally for equality




Eddie is the author of the international best-selling book 140 Simple Messages to Guide Emerging Leaders, in which Eddie shares lessons he has learned. As a C-suite advisor and national media commentator, Eddie has appeared on dozens of media platforms including CNN LIVE! and has contributed to Forbes.com. Of the more than 37,000 ICF members in 143 countries, Eddie Turner was selected as the ICF Coach of the Week. Eddie is one of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches and is the host of the Keep Leading!® podcast, which earned Apple Podcasts coveted New & Noteworthy designation.


Bev is an executive leadership and business coach, leveraging more than 30 years of experience at IBM to support her clients to achieve success professionally and personally. She specializes in leadership effectiveness and inclusion, serving clients in technology, healthcare and education, among many other industries. She is the chairwoman for the Dallas Dinner Table, an independent nonprofit focused on starting critical conversations around race and educating the community on issues related to race, racism and prejudice. She was inducted into the Circle of Distinction by the International Coach Federation in 2018 and was the recipient of the Alumni of the Year Award from the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2018.

Your Host

Jennifer McCollum

CEO of Linkage, a SHRM Company; Author of In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO

Jennifer McCollum is CEO of Linkage, Inc., where she oversees the strategic direction and global operations of the Boston, MA-based leadership development company. With a mission to “Change the Face of Leadership,” Linkage has dedicated 30 years to improving leadership effectiveness and equity in hundreds of organizations globally. Linkage provides assessments, training, coaching, consulting and conferences, with Solutions designed to Accelerate Purposeful Leaders; Advance Women Leaders; and Redesign Inclusive Organizations.