3 Ways Allyship Programs Prevent Business Risk

Allyship Programs To Continue Development and Mitigate Risk

In a presidential-election year, it’s common for organizations to wait for the results of the election to make significant business decisions. This year seems to be no different with political divisiveness at an all-time high in the U.S. While it might feel safer to hit pause on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, organizations are instead pivoting to allyship programs because they want to prevent business risk in ways that don’t necessarily shine a spotlight on DEI. Allyship programs a great way to do that effectively.

Given recent anti-DEI laws passed in Florida, Utah and Texas, some organizations have paused or quieted DEI activities due to fear of lawsuits or backlash like Target, Chick-Fil-A and Bud Light experienced in 2023.

In my interview with former Google DEI leader Wema Hoover, she said, “Sadly, DEI has gotten mixed up in ‘partisan football.’ Now is the time for the DEI pendulum to reset in the middle of these extremes. Allyship is a way to bridge our differences.”

In this article Julie Kratz expands on the current challenges of the DEI landscape and shares ideas for continuing the work while mitigating risk. 


Read this article by Julie Kratz on Forbes.com


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