On Allyship: The Real Reason White People Aren't Better Allies

The Anti-Oppression Network defines Allyship as

“an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group.”

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Johanna Lyman (she/her or they/them) is the Principal Consultant and Practice Leader for Culture and Inclusion at Kadabra. She is a dynamic, energetic Leadership and Culture coach and consultant with nearly 30 years of experience of leadership development and culture change.

She is adept at combining coaching, training, and facilitation to help clients build sustainably profitable businesses while creating deep meaning in their work. She quickly establishes rapport and creates a container of psychological safety, belonging, and deep trust with her clients and their teams. She believes that inclusion and diversity should be seen as the natural outcomes of building great cultures.

Johanna is wife to the best husband on the planet, mother to an adult daughter, and dog-mom to Petey the Amazing Tripod.

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Man's and woman's hands reaching out to grab one another
06/24/2020
The Anti-Oppression Network defines Allyship as “an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power... read more
Man's and woman's hands reaching out to grab one another
06/24/2020
The Anti-Oppression Network defines Allyship as “an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power... read more