Julie Kratz wrote Little Allies in response to difficult conversations about racism at home with her three daughters. After nearly 20 years in corporate America guiding businesses and leaders to foster more inclusive, equitable workplaces, Julie dreamt up Little Allies. She realized that while helping businesses be better is extremely important work, these difficult conversations must also happen at home in order to truly foster change in our society.
Never has the need been more clear: majority groups must reeducate themselves around equity and allyship, and this conversation must start early with our children. As a society we can no longer ignore people’s differences, they must be celebrated and normalized in all spaces – work, school, and at home.
Little Allies can be your bridge between all of these spaces. This book is meant to be a resource for parents and people leaders everywhere to guide little ones along on this journey towards allyship. May this be one more tool in the toolbox to help raise a more educated and equitable generation of future leaders.
Lead Like An Ally: A Journey Through Corporate America with Proven Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion
The workplace rules have been defined by men. Today’s workplace still somewhat resembles the Mad Men 1950’s era plagued with sexual harassment, women toiling behind the scenes in low-paying positions, socially mandated, after-hour activities and rigid in-office hour requirements. Conversely, when the rules are co-defined by women, we all thrive.
This book explores the need for organizations to meet women where they are at, rather than encouraging women to be more like men, to build a culture that values gender equality, inclusion, and a genuine sense of belonging for everyone – leading together as allies.
One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality
Our title ONE is a symbol of this inclusion, men and women together, united on gender challenges, for both men and women. To be true allies, we did our research and found a set of proven strategies, ideas, and stories for men and women to partner together – heart, story, speak, and work-life.
When men and women leaders employ these strategies together, they work in lock step, facilitating success. When we use a common approach and common language, we become ONE.
Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan for Mid-Career Women
The purpose of Pivot Point is to empower mid-career, high-potential women through building winning career game plans. Even with more women than men graduating from college and becoming middle managers, few make it to the C-suite or to corporate boards. The glass ceiling is still very much in place.
In a series of interviews with mid-career, high-potential women, Julie Kratz discovered that women want more actionable tools to implement positive change. Thus, the idea was born.
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