Be a Better Ally. Cultivate Diversity. Promote Innovation.

The WBENC Allyship Program is re-imagining the future to cultivate inclusion in our network! At WBENC, we know we must be intentional in order to cultivate the diversity that promotes innovation, opens doors, and creates partnerships that fuel the economy.

The program focuses on the Black dimension of diversity to provide education and awareness so that we can all become better allies by:

  • Increasing knowledge and awareness of historical framing as it pertains to business ecosystems.
  • Improving the ability for professionals to connect with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Reducing the liability and protecting brands against complaints and discrimination lawsuits.
  • Building credibility around multicultural leadership.
  • Improving retention of diverse talent, consumers, shareholders, etc.

PROGRAM DATES

Session 1: Historical Context – Sept 30, 2–4pm ET

Session 2: Power and Influence – Oct 28, 1–3pm ET

Session 3: Self Awareness/Bias – Dec 9, 12–2pm ET

Session 4: The Posture of an Ally in Action – Jan 2022

Session 5: Cultural Competence – Feb 2022

LOCATION

Virtual

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Program Details

Registration for the 2021/2022 WBENC Allyship Program are now open through September 24, 2021.

Program Dates

  • Session 1: Historical Context – Thursday, September 30, 2–4pm ET
  • Session 2: Power and Influence – Thursday, October 28, 1–3pm ET
  • Session 3: Self Awareness/Bias – Thursday, December 9, 12–2pm ET
  • Session 4: The Posture of an Ally in Action – January 2022
  • Session 5: Cultural Competence – February 2022
Join the inaugural WBENC Allyship Program to become a better ally!
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Why Participate?

Women’s Business Enterprises

  • Increase your knowledge and awareness of the historical framing that impacts your business.
  • Improve your ability to connect with (hire, retain, partner, supply, demand) product, services, and goods from all demographics.
  • Reduce your liability and protect your brand against complaints, lawsuits, and inquiries.

Corporate Professionals and RPO Leaders

  • Build your credibility as a multicultural leader.
  • Improve your retention of diverse talent, consumers, shareholders, etc.
  • Reconcile your ability to champion a world (your job, your business, your organization, your family) as a place where all people feel welcome, heard, seen, and respected for their individuality.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I sign up and attend each session individually?

This 5 week program provides cumulative learning experiences for those wanting to become better allies. Therefore, we ask that you plan to attend all sessions.

I have already attended Unconscious Bias Training. How will this differ?

This program goes beyond typical bias training, providing an educational, awareness training series to:

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of historical framing as it pertains to business ecosystems.
  • Improve the ability for professionals to connect with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Reduce the liability and protect brands against complaints and discrimination lawsuits.
  • Build credibility around multicultural leadership.
  • Improve retention of diverse talent, consumers, shareholders, etc.
How much does this program cost?

The WBENC Allyship Program is free to attend.