Speak Up, Speak Out: Leadership, Courage, and Activism

Now more than ever, organizations must be prepared to re-affirm their commitment to inclusion. As we’ve seen, sometimes that means speaking up against ideals that are in direct contrast to principles of inclusion.
 
Speaking out on issues related to social justice and equity can be particularly difficult for leaders and organizations. Historically, there has been an inclination to only address those events that happen within the walls of the organization. However, as expectations among consumers and employees evolve and societal injustices become more visible, it is critical that leaders stand firm in their roles as advocates and change agents beyond their organizations.
 
This session explores how organizations have responded to recent events around injustice, violence, and systemic-isms/phobias. We also provide strategies for how leaders and individuals can better respond to and take a stand on these controversial issues in the name of inclusion.

Speak Up, Speak Out: Leadership, Courage, and Activism

Now more than ever, organizations must be prepared to re-affirm their commitment to inclusion. As we’ve seen, sometimes that means speaking up against ideals that are in direct contrast to principles of inclusion.
Speaking out on issues related to social justice and equity can be particularly difficult for leaders and organizations. Historically, there has been an inclination to only address those events that happen within the walls of the organization. However, as expectations among consumers and employees evolve and societal injustices become more visible, it is critical that leaders stand firm in their roles as advocates and change agents beyond their organizations.
This session explores how organizations have responded to recent events around injustice, violence, and systemic-isms/phobias. We also provide strategies for how leaders and individuals can better respond to and take a stand on these controversial issues in the name of inclusion.