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Elevate Your Impact: Understanding the Champion Ally Role

In the realm of allyship, the role of a Champion is characterized by unwavering dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion. Champions actively engage publicly in conversations, challenge systemic biases, and advocate for meaningful change within their organizations. They serve as vocal advocates for underrepresented colleagues, leveraging their positions of influence to ensure that all voices are heard and valued. By embodying the role of a Champion, individuals can foster environments where diversity thrives and everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

Definition: A Champion is someone who vigorously promotes and defends the rights and dignity of individuals from underrepresented groups, actively advocating for their inclusion and advancement.

What it Means: Being a Champion entails speaking up and taking action to support marginalized colleagues, whether in meetings, discussions, or decision-making processes. It involves standing firm against discrimination, bias, and injustice, and actively working to create a more equitable environment for all.

What it Looks Like:

  • Advocating for policies and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Supporting and amplifying the voices of marginalized colleagues in meetings, discussions, and decision-making processes.

Examples:

  • If you’re asked to keynote or serve in a similar public role and know someone from an underrepresented group who’d be an equally good fit (or better), recommend that person (after asking them first if they’d like to be put forward).
  • Calling out inappropriate behavior or language that marginalizes certain groups during team meetings.
  • Direct questions about specific or technical topics to colleagues with subject matter expertise instead of answering them yourself; use your platform to amplify their voices.

Empowering Diversity: Celebrating Sponsorship as a Cornerstone of Inclusive Culture at TIAG

At TIAG, we recognize the profound impact sponsorship can have on creating an inclusive workplace. That’s why we’re committed to fostering a culture where sponsorship is not only encouraged but celebrated as a cornerstone of allyship. Through education, awareness, and actionable strategies, we’re empowering individuals at all levels to embrace their roles as sponsors and champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Want to know more? Check out our entire series on understanding allyship: 

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celebrated as a cornerstone of allyship. Through education, awareness, and actionable strategies, we’re empowering individuals at all levels to embrace their roles as sponsors and champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Want to know more? Check out our entire series on understanding allyship: 

> Navigating Allyship and Sponsorship: A Journey Towards Inclusivity
> Elevate Your Impact: Understanding the Champion Ally Role
> Elevate Your Impact: Understanding the Advocate Ally Role
> Elevate Your Impact: Understanding the Amplifier Ally Role
> Elevate Your Impact: Understanding the Scholar Ally Role
> Elevate Your Impact: Understanding the Upstander Ally Role
> Elevate Your Impact: Understanding the Confidant Ally Role