The #MeToo Imperfect Ally

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S4-G
When: April 17, 2019
Location/Room: 101 FG
Level: Introductory
Track: Innovation & Transformation
Presenters: Dr. Kathleen Buse, ERC  |  Kevin Carter, The Winters Group, Inc.; Inclusion Innovates


Tarana Burke, the original creator of the Me Too movement, has said that #MeToo was originally conceived as a method to provide comfort and support for young women of color who were the victims of sexual harassment and violence. This movement has opened a conversation around how men can become allies in gender equity work in a deeper and more profound way, both professionally and socially. In our polarizing sociopolitical climate, this is no easy task. The conversations must be nuanced, and perhaps most importantly, we have to do our own self-work to prepare for them.

This engaging and interactive session, The #MeToo Imperfect Ally, will create a space for participants to explore what it means to engage in this conversation and this movement with authenticity and with congruence between intention, behavior, and impact. Progress begins with reflection and acknowledgment that you are an imperfect ally and you’re offering women your support as an imperfect ally. Using the #MeToo Imperfect Ally Model and Assessment, the facilitators will provide participants with tools and best practices to foster women empowerment and gender equity within their organizations and communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Complete readiness assessment before and after the session to foster gender equity
  • Complete the Power Dial worksheet to identify personal, positional and relational actions to empower women and foster gender equity
  • Develop a multi-level strategy to empower women and foster gender equity

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