Why It’s Important to Compliment with Context, 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 2 hands holding DO and DON’T cards, with suggestions of what to say and not say when complimenting.

1. Compliment with context

2. Don’t ask employees to “just put it on your credit card and expense it”

3. Carve out a project to showcase skills (or learn new ones)

4. Invite an underrepresented colleague to a high-profile meeting

5. Thwart privilege with a quick “Get over it”

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

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