Solo Talk: Personal Connections: Using Empathy to Create Diversity Allies

Fostering empathy is a crucial component of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. A personal connection to an individual of an underrepresented group is often the strongest predictor of support for diversity in the workplace. Drawing on the latest psychological research and her industry experience, Aubrey Blanche presents a model of how empathy can create safe spaces for potential allies and sustain meaningful engagement with diversity initiatives. This talk will include both an overview of this theory and strategies for practical application.