Oct 03

Ally Skills Workshop

Today at Ohio Linux Fest I attended the Ada Initiative’s Ally Skills Workshop.

The Ally Skills Workshop teaches men simple, everyday ways to support women in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, at conferences, and online. The skills we teach are relevant everywhere, including skills particularly relevant to open technology and culture communities. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women, be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities, and have closer relationships with the other participants.

The workshop was really thought provoking. I’m still processing a lot from it, but already I can see ways that I may not have been as supportive as I might once have and ways in that I can be more so.

I’d highly recommend it to everyone should they get the chance to attend.

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