Advancing Tech Talent & Diversity Community Tip of the Day 06.10.21
Allyship: Inequities can happen anytime or anywhere – even outside the workplace. Pay watchful attention to how women, people of color, and women of color experience meetings, conferences, and other gatherings. Depending on the industry and venue, they may be the “only” or “one of a few” and made to feel invisible or worse. Are women of color mistaken for wait staff? Do black men experience exaggerated scrutiny? Are women receiving unwanted advances? Become more alert to inequities, disparities, racist and sexist acts. Speak up, ask questions, or intervene if necessary and safe to do so. Your role isn’t to rescue but to let it be known that these behaviors are offensive to you.