Allyship and the Employee Experience
A free members-only event
February 22 – February 23, 2021
A Virtual HERO Think Tank AND DO Tank!
Allyship relates to the opportunity for an ingroup to show preferential support for an outgroup. The health promotion community, with our abundance of human resources professionals and public health experts, is privileged to have insider influence on the health and well-being movement in America. The outgroup that is the subject of this think tank are employees who experience discrimination due to race and ethnicity or who feel disenfranchised due to the color of their skin.
This think tank examines the employee experience through the lens of an outgroup, people of color, and asks what our professional community needs to do differently to achieve health equity and a robust employee experience for outgroups. We will ask what people of color look for in authentic allies, and we will focus on how employers, human resources leaders and wellness champions can play a pivotal role as allies. Our think tank aim is to get us on the same page concerning the magnitude of systemic racism and what sustains discriminatory practices. Our do tank aim is to transcend policy discussions and develop an action agenda that enables HERO Think Tank members to “be the change.”