How to Be an Ally and Elevate Marginalized People

As a society, it’s our responsibility to support members of our marginalized communities and cultivate a sense of belonging, both within and outside the workplace. How can we, as individuals, become allies and help drive real change?

Maddie Reardon, a technical writer at Workday and the chapter lead for our Bay Area Pride Employee Belonging Council, asked those questions and more to panelists in a recent webinar for Workday employees. The discussion mostly centered around challenges facing the Black community and the LGBTQ+ community, and panelists included:

Kin Folkz, CEO and co-founder of Spectrum Queer Media, founder of the East Bay Queer Healing Arts Centers, and creator of the Racism Under the Rainbow Forum.

Payton Head, an internationally recognized advocate for equity, most known for empowering student voices in higher education as a speaker, consultant, and former student government president.

Kilani Louis, community outreach specialist with the County of Santa Clara, Office of LGBTQ Affairs, and founding staff member of the San Mateo County Pride Center.

AC Dumlao, a first-generation Filipino-American trans activist and educator and program manager at the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), and published author.

Joi Donaldson, published author, sexuality professional,

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