2023

ALLYSHIP

SUMMIT

presented by

OCTOBER 4*

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM et

Brad

BRAD JOHNSON

The Good Guys

DAVID SMITH

The Good Guys

KIM GRAHAM LEE

IWL Foundation

NIKA WHITE

NWC

*With on-demand video viewing until October 31 for virtual attendees.

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WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU …

To keep this movement moving… IWL is inviting you to join us for our 2023 ALL IN Allyship Summit. Whether you are new to the idea of allyship, or have been practicing it for years, you’ll want to get in on the ALL IN Summit, a day-long event featuring the allyship experts and inspirational speakers.

2023 all in PRESENTERS

Co-Emcee

STEPHanie SHELLEY

VP of Marketing for Core Lab

Roche Diagnostics

Co-Emcee

EDUARDO NIETO

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director

OneAmerica

Action Planning 

NIKA WHITE

President and CEO

Nika White Consulting

PRESENTING
SPONSOR
OPENING REMARKS

DAVE LAVANTY

VP, AWS ProServe, Americas 

Executive Sponsor, Women at Global Services

AWS

WORKPLACE ALLIES

Opening Keynote

BRAD JOHNSON & DAVID SMITH

Former naval officers and co-authors of Athena Rising and The Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace

World Class Gender Partnership in the Workplace

Based on their books Athena Rising and Good Guys. gender in the workplace experts, David Smith, PhD, and Brad Johnson, PhD, make the business case for male engagement in gender equality while integrating why it is good for men, women, and organizations. Using social science evidence, they explore the possible challenges of cross-gender professional relationships. Using their own research, some humor, and organizational best practices, they provide the “how to” for men, women, and organizational leaders who want to be intentional inclusive allies, leveraging mentorship, sponsorship, and workplace partnership to create a more diverse workforce. 

They operationalize allyship and offer rich examples of what best-in-class allyship looks like. Men should walk away with better motivation and a roadmap for getting started as an ally. Women should see the value of collaborating with allies and leaning in as allies to other under-represented groups. Organizational leaders will have a clearer sense of how to call-out better ally behavior in male employees and how to create a culture of allyship.

IWL Research: 2023 State of Allyship-in-Action

KIM GRAHAM LEE

IWL Chief Allyship Officer and Former CEO

IWL’s groundbreaking study, featured in Harvard Business Review (October 7, 2022), makes the case for activating men as allies to move the needle on gender equity. Don’t miss this session with Kim Graham Lee as she presents the 2023 State of Allyship-in-Action topline results, with an expanded focus on the experiences of:

A MAINSTAGE CONVERSATION: EXPERTS WEIGH IN

Moderator

LATISHA SCHMITT

Director, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Humana

Panelist

DEB BECKER

Vice President, Human Resources, Immunology

Eli Lilly and Company

Panelist

VRINDA DABKE

Director, AWS ProServe Delivery, Americas
Executive Advisor, Women at Global Services

AWS ProServe

Panelist

Nika White

President and CEO

Nika White Consulting

Humana Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and IWL alum Latisha Schmitt will be moderating a bold conversation with three women leaders actively involved in the DE&I space, as they discuss the State of Allyship-in-Action Research results. Hear from these experts what they have to say about the experiences of intersectional women in the workplace, and get their unique perspectives on women showing up (or sometimes not showing up) in support of other women.

Breakout Sessions

Learn from our subject matter experts as they build upon mainstage sessions to address the nuanced behaviors experienced by, and practice of allyship to, specific gender and intersectional groups. All breakouts will cover information specific to the group being addressed:

ANNE BROCCHINI & ERIC SCOTT

Women’s Leadership Strategy and Innovations Lead, ZS
Principal and Strategy and Transformation Practice Lead, ZS

Unleashing Potential: Harnessing the Power of the Four Faces of a Champion

When leaders think about workplace engagement, they often turn to data like compensation, progression and retention. But it’s not all math. Allies –– our colleagues, leaders, teams and clients –– play a significant role in someone’s growth and sense of belonging at any organization.

Yet the news is full of articles and research about women being over-mentored and under-championed. Without organizational agreement around what to expect from a champion, bias creeps in. Many of us unconsciously champion people who remind us of ourselves; in historically male-dominated industries, these biases manifest in a significant championship divide between men and women. This isn’t just a leadership challenge –– it’s a cultural challenge. Join Anne and Eric and learn a new framework that will help you be more intentional about the support you are already giving

Gabrielle Claiborne

Co-Founder & CEO
Transformation Journeys Worldwide

Alphabet Soup Allyship: Being Good Allies and Strong Advocates for LGBTQIA+ People

The past few years have seen many organizations incorporate a focus on LGBTQ+ inclusion within their HR and DE&I strategies, with many employers making visible and vocal commitments both within their organizations and externally through support of Pride events and beyond. While this is a positive move, what’s still missing are efforts to impact the lived experience of LGBTQ+ employees when it comes to their “everyday” experience in the workplace.

 A 2022 Deloitte Pulse Survey reported many LGBTQ+ employees continue to experience non-inclusive behaviors, both in the office and virtually, while 82% believe allyship helps them be out at work. Join Gabrielle Claiborne to uncover barriers to inclusion of LGBTQ+ employees in the workplace and identify actions we can all take to create change to the everyday culture they experience.

Neema Jha & Johannah Simon

Senior Practice Leader, AWS
Global Readiness Lead | Technical Proficiency & Offering Enablement, AWS

Empowering Exchanges: Reverse Mentoring

Reverse Mentoring flips the “typical” mentoring model, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas and perspectives. Seasoned leaders are paired with diverse and emerging talent, creating professional friendships that lead to fresh insights, improved inclusion, and innovation. Join this session to hear how AWS launched and scaled their reverse mentoring program. And learn from Neema and Johannah as they share our top tips for successfully implementing a Reverse Mentoring program in your organization.

 

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

Author and Expert
Introverts and Extroverts at Work

Allyship to Introverts – Advocating for the Quiet Leaders Among Us

As the diversity, equity, and inclusion wave widens and deepens its reach, introversion is becoming a natural part of that movement. Even though half the population identify as introverts, traditional workplace cultures are still geared toward rewarding extroverts. Women often are labeled as meek or shy when they are quiet. This bias for extroversion over introversion shows up in many ways — like in staff meetings and debates where verbal volume, confidence in a crowd and “thinking on one’s feet” are lionized. We need everyone’s voices to be heard. 

 In this session with Jennifer, you will learn how we can unleash the performance of introverts and extroverts on our teams by pointing out organizational biases and encouraging introverts to build on their natural strengths. 

DANA WILSON

Enterprise Lead for Network Resource Groups (NRGs)
Humana

The Power OF Women as allies for all Women

Much of today’s commentary on allyship focuses on the need for male allies in the workplace. But what about the need for women to be allies for one another? In IWL’s 2023 State of Allyship-in-Action study, 69% of women surveyed agreed “there are women leaders in their organization that could be stronger allies for other women.” Women are overwhelmingly the majority of the workforce in numerous occupations, however we continue to see and experience disproportionate rates of allyship amongst women. One has to wonder about the barriers preventing us from showing up for each other. Is it lack of knowledge, limited access, stereotypes or biases, fear… or do we just not know how?!

During this session Dana will share stats, experiences and calls to action in which to advance our efforts as women to show up as allies for ALL Women.

David and Brad will be joined by a panel of allies doing their part to accelerate the practice of allyship in the workplace. From the creation of male ally communities and ERGs to allyship training and education to scheduled events and accountability initiatives, companies and organizations are starting to move beyond awareness of unconscious bias toward action. Meet some of America’s boldest leaders who are leading the charge on the allyship imperative, and hear what they’ve done to integrate the practice of allyship into their organizations… and what they’ve learned along the way.

Three ways to go ALL IN on Allyship!

TEAM PACKAGE

Bring a group of allies or aspiring allies

ALLY PAIRS

Register for an ally and a coworker, mentor and mentee, or yourself and someone you’d like to introduce to the concept of allyship

INDIVIDUAL ALLY

Invest in yourself on your allyship journey

ALL IN Schedule (all times ET)

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Allyship Opening

Welcome Remarks

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Opening Keynote and Q&A

Identity Leadership and the Allyship Journey, Stedman Graham, Q&A by Linda Clemons

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Keynote:

Foundations of Allyship, Kim Graham Lee and Jeffery Tobias Halter 

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

BREAK

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Allyship Breakout Sessions

Select one to participate in now and watch the others on-demand through September 30, 2022.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

State of Allyship-in-Action Conversation:

David Smith and Brad Johnson

Creating Change – Allyship Initiatives in the Workplace:

Panel Conversation with David Smith and Brad Johnson, Robert Lescano (Amazon Web Services)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Take Action!

Action Planning, ALL IN Challenge, Tools and Resources

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

ALL IN. ALL WIN! Wrap-Up

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