Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

Person standing between trees with no leaves, in front of shadows of other poeple
Person standing between trees with no leaves, in front of shadows of other poeple
Illustration by Katerina Limpitsouni of unDraw

1. Listen to voices across an organization


Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

Dark image of a person with 2 oblong circles of light around their head
Dark image of a person with 2 oblong circles of light around their head
Photo by Adrian Smith on Unsplash

1. Combat the “halo-horns” effect


Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

Sepia-toned photo of two people standing towards the end of what appears to be a tunnel, with light shining at the end
Sepia-toned photo of two people standing towards the end of what appears to be a tunnel, with light shining at the end
Photo by Timon Studler on Unsplash

1. See the light, yet share their fear


Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

Being an ally is a journey — circle with hands holding up 5 ideas to start
Being an ally is a journey — circle with hands holding up 5 ideas to start
Illustration by Brittany Alaniz of Digital NEST

1. Understand your privilege


Illustration of a person holding a sign reading This racism is real, it impacts employees, and violence against this community is growing. Above them are the words When racism against employees of Asian descent happens… If someone says, “They’ll be fine,” Push back. Ask “Why do you say that?” Along the bottom is text reading @betterallies and betterallies.com, with the Better Allies logo in the middle.
Illustration of a person holding a sign reading This racism is real, it impacts employees, and violence against this community is growing. Above them are the words When racism against employees of Asian descent happens… If someone says, “They’ll be fine,” Push back. Ask “Why do you say that?” Along the bottom is text reading @betterallies and betterallies.com, with the Better Allies logo in the middle.

1. Don’t dismiss racism against AAPI employees


Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

two people sitting on sofa, one with foam finger, one raising arm in fist pump, enjoying snacks and drinks
two people sitting on sofa, one with foam finger, one raising arm in fist pump, enjoying snacks and drinks
Illustration by Katerina Limpitsouni of unDraw

1. Disrupt the schmoozing advantage


Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

Person walking on concrete road, towards a shadow, image black and white
Person walking on concrete road, towards a shadow, image black and white
Photo by Reinhart Julian on Unsplash

1. Know when to walk away from cash


Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

Flowers being laid at a vigil for Sarah Everard in Sheffield.
Flowers being laid at a vigil for Sarah Everard in Sheffield.
Flowers at Sarah Everard Vigil in Sheffield by Tim Dennell under CC BY 2.0

1. Advocate for women’s physical safety


Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

Prince Harry and Ms. Markle signing a guestbook
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle signing a guestbook
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visit Titanic Belfast by Northern Ireland Office, under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

1. Guide new employees on how to survive and thrive


Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

graphic showing sticky notes with ways to disrupt office housework by betterallies.com
graphic showing sticky notes with ways to disrupt office housework by betterallies.com
Illustration by Brittany Alaniz of Digital NEST

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Everyday actions to create inclusive, engaging workplaces. Together, we can — and will — make a difference with the Better Allies® approach.

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