Being an Ally When People Don’t Look The Part or Have Other Visible (or Invisible) Differences

5 Ally Actions | Dec 14, 2018

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1. Be wary of unconscious demotions when people don’t “look the part”

2. Check in with underrepresented employees to help combat their concerns of overspending social capital

3. Understand size bias is real

4. Consider candidates even if they have career gaps

5. Give constructive feedback to people who are different from you (without holding back)

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