This Episode: Demonstrating Allyship – with Julie Kratz

This week, Lucinda is joined by Julie Kratz, the Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Next Pivot Point, created to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, to discuss the topic of allyship – supporting people who may be different to us – and why it’s a crucial part of not just advancing culture in the workplace, but in society as a whole.

Key Takeaways

  • Allyship and inclusive leadership are very similar, and are not concepts that we can simply switch off outside of the workspace. They are a state of mind and constantly active.
  • There are nuanced differences between regions. Progression upon certain groups seems to be more advanced in different places, such as gender inclusion in Scandinavia.
  • As leaders, we must empower those around us. Find the allies who are passionate about building awareness and give them a voice in your organisation.
  • Making mistakes is natural. What we have to do is admit errors when they arise, apologise, and treat them as learning opportunities.

Best Moments from ‘Demonstrating Allyship – with Julie Kratz

‘There’s no on and off switch for allyship’

‘Allyship is to support folks who are different to yourself’

‘There is so much complexity to those conversations that we’ve given air time to’

‘Instead of going to a reactive response, think about it as a learning opportunity’

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About The Guests, Julie Kratz

Julie Kratz is a highly-acclaimed TEDx speaker and inclusive leadership trainer who led teams and produced results in corporate America. After experiencing many career “pivot points” of her own, she started her own speaking business with the goal of helping leaders be more inclusive. Promoting diversity, inclusion, and allyship in the workplace, Julie helps organizations foster more inclusive environments. She is a frequent keynote speaker, podcast host, and executive coach. She holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, is a Certified Master Coach, and is a certified unconscious bias trainer. 

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About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda also has a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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