Keynote

Reflecting on Allyship – How to Drive Meaningful Change

Designed for an audience of leaders or executives who are looking to better support a culture of inclusion and serve as allies in the workplace.  

 

Actionable, accessible keynote designed to equip employees with how to be a better ally in the workplace

Deliver highquality, engaging keynote content to your employees and equip them with the skills and competencies they need to be a better ally in the workplace.

During this one-hour, interactive keynote session, available in person or virtually, attendees will explore the concept of allyship and identify actionable ways they can serve as advocates and allies to coworkers of color in their workplace.

Facilitated by an experienced Linkage consultant and inclusion expert, this keynote will empower employees to learn a language of allyship and to begin a meaningful journey to actively supporting and advocating for inclusion in the workplace.

This keynote presentation is designed for an audience of leaders or executives who are looking to better support a culture of inclusion and serve as allies in the workplace.

Promotion rates in the US tell a stark story: For every 100 men promoted, only 85 women are promoted, and for some its even worseonly 58 black women for every 100 men. Now is the time for all employees to support a culture of inclusion as true allies in the workplace.

Meet The Expert

Jennifer McCollum

CEO, Linkage | Host, Women in Leadership Institute™

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 through Superpowers & Symphony.

 

Keynote:

Reflecting on Allyship – How to Drive Meaningful Change

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 interactive keynote presentation, we will continue a critical conversation on privilege and race—and uncover actionable next steps for being a better ally. Allyship is about lifting and supporting other people, actively and intentionally, especially those who have historically been underrepresented or marginalized in the past. Allyship has become a significant buzzword in recent years as a result of the focus on women and race, but it’s important for people to really understand how to best put allyship into action to drive meaningful change for all populations in the organization.

In this session, you will:

  • Build your awareness on what effective allyship looks like, through examples and stories
  • Learn a practical, actionable framework to evolve your ability to be an effective ally
  • Commit to an actionable next step forward as an ally

 

What’s Included:

  • 1-hour keynote, virtual or in person at your organization
  • Facilitated by inclusion expert and Linkage CEO Jennifer McCollum

 

Take the Next Step

 

To learn more about how you can bring the Keynote: Reflecting on Allyship – How to Drive Meaningful Change to your organization, fill out the form. You will be contacted by a Linkage representative who can discuss your specific needs in more detail.

Multiply Your Impact

Looking for more ways to create a more inclusive organization? Pair the Keynote: Reflecting on Allyship – How to Drive Meaningful Change with additional leadership development tools and programming to scale your strategy and build inclusive leaders.

Consulting
Inclusive Organization Analysis
Equip your organization with the critical benchmark data and leading indicators needed to develop a comprehensive strategy to build an inclusive organization.
Assessment
Purposeful Leadership® 360° Assessment with Inclusion Scale
Enable your leaders to examine their ability to lead inclusively and identify key opportunities to improve their ability to engage and lead across difference through this diagnostic 360° assessment.