Taking Stock of Privilege During This Global Crisis, and Other Actions for Allies

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

Illustration of a person of  color with a beard, using a laptop at a desk, with a cup of coffee, white board in background.
Illustration of a person of  color with a beard, using a laptop at a desk, with a cup of coffee, white board in background.
image courtesy of black.illustrations

1. Take stock of your privilege (and use it for good)

2. Even with social distancing, reach out to mentees

3. Stop “splaining” in its tracks

4. If you’re downsizing, analyze the demographics

5. Use images of black people to increase representation

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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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