Be a Trusted Sidekick and Other Actions for Allies

Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

1. Be a trusted sidekick (and not the hero)

“Allyship is the journey of the trusted sidekick.

And that is because sidekicks do three things very well —

They show up for everyday moments.

They are willing to confront ugly truths, especially about themselves.

They use their special abilities to help the protagonist achieve their goals.”

2. Fight racism beyond social media

3. Use gender-neutral terms

4. Leverage tollway pass technology to improve workplace accessibility

5. Recommend people from underrepresented groups for stretch assignments

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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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