We believe that creating an allyship plan is essential in today's society to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Allyship refers to the process of building supportive relationships with individuals from marginalized communities to work towards achieving common goals.
It is important to recognize that allyship is not just a one-time action, but a continuous effort that requires an intentional plan.
Here are 3 reasons why creating an allyship plan is critical and how it can be implemented in personal and professional settings:
Firstly, creating an allyship plan helps all of us (individuals and organizations) move beyond mere intentions to action. Having a plan helps us identify specific actions that we can take to support marginalized communities. These actions may include speaking out against oppression, advocating for marginalized communities, and amplifying marginalized voices. Creating a plan makes it easier for us to hold ourselves accountable for our actions and track our progress.
Secondly, an allyship plan can promote a culture of inclusivity in the workplace. Creating an allyship plan in the workplace can help our organizations create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. By committing to specific actions and holding ourselves accountable, we can build trust with our employees and create a sense of belonging for everyone.
Thirdly, an allyship plan can help individuals develop better relationships with marginalized communities. Creating an allyship plan involves actively listening to and learning from individuals from marginalized communities. By building relationships based on trust and mutual respect, we can become better allies and supporters of marginalized communities.
By committing to specific actions and holding ourselves accountable, we all can become better allies and work towards creating a more just and equitable world.
If you want to hear more about the importance of creating an allyship plan, check out our Youtube Show with Dr. Jennifer Hutton. Making the Shift Episode 52.