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Allyship in Action: An Interactive Workshop | May 21

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Talent Development, Google

About This Class

Being an "ally" is more than a label. It’s about being willing to act with and for others in pursuit of creating equity! We can start by recognizing the unearned advantages many of us receive, take responsibility and break the current patterns. We all have an equally important role in this – and by doing so, we help level the playing field by creating more inclusive and fair workplace environments.

This is in an interactive workshop designed for anyone looking to create more equitable and inclusive spaces and become a better ally in the workplace. All are welcome.

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  • Build knowledge, awareness, and skill to establish or strengthen your own allyship practice
  • Specifically, learn to support colleagues to be more effective allies to women
  • Generally, make a more inclusive workplace


  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This class will occur completely online using Zoom.
  • Class setup information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your class launches.
  • Each individual class participant must have purchased a ticket.

About the Instructor

Kyle Ali Photo

Talent Development, Google

Kyle Ali is an advocate for equal educational and workforce opportunities and has excelled as an identifier, cultivator and developer of diverse talent.

As the Team Lead for Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute, Kyle leads a team and partners with stakeholders to build a diverse pipeline of future computer science professionals through unique educational programs and opportunities. In previous roles at Google, Kyle has played a significant role shaping team cultures and strategy. He has led several large scale initiatives including a global effort to redefine organizational values and several projects focused on identifying and engaging underrepresented talent.

Kyle’s commitment to diversity extends well beyond his work in talent development. As Global Chairperson of the Black Googler Network, Kyle lived out his commitment to inclusion through collaboration with senior leaders on initiatives focused on improving the company’s racial and gender climate.

In the Austin business community, Kyle lends his expertise to companies as a panelist or facilitator on topics ranging from allyship in action to recruiting and retaining millennials. He regularly advises underrepresented professionals on interest-based negotiation strategies through workshops with General Assembly and was featured facilitator at the organization’s SXSW event series in 2019. Kyle is actively engaged in several civic pursuits that support youth of color in Texas, including his work as a board member at Austin based LifeWorks and Building Opportunities and Opening Minds (BOOM) in Dallas. In 2021, Kyle was a nominee for DivInc’s Champions of Change award in the"Rising Star of the Year" category.

Prior to joining Google, Kyle spent five years working toward educational equity as a 10th grade teacher in Baltimore and organizational leader supporting outreach and teacher development in Teach For America's Tennessee regions. Under his leadership, Nashville’s teacher training institute was Teach for America’s highest performing diversity, equity and inclusion program.

Kyle earned his undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Missouri and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Baylor University. He is an avid cyclist and dog lover. Kyle, his wife, two children, and dogs reside in Round Rock, Texas.

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Allyship in Action: An Interactive Workshop
Thursday, 20 May, 2021
6 8 pm EDT
Adelaide (Online)

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