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Beyond allyship: how you can advocate for inclusiveness

IbyIMD+ Published 7 June 2021 in Brain Circuits • 3 min read

Make yourself visible.

You can easily make changes that show you are an ally. Simple actions go a long way: adding a virtual rainbow background to online profiles, asking human resources to set up a company zoom background that includes a rainbow for the duration of the month, putting a pride flag at your desk, and adding pronouns to your signature on email, your Zoom name, or your LinkedIn profile.

Conduct a climate survey.

While you obviously can’t ask individuals about their orientation, you can conduct a workplace climate survey to find out if people feel included, free to speak up and supported by your organization. You can use these results to launch a discussion…

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