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WELCOME TO EMERGING ALLY

A Diversity and Inclusion site to help you become the best ally you can be

Welcome to Emerging Ally.  My goal is to advance D&I to create a positive corporate culture of belonging for everyone.  I can do this by advancing Allyship.  I want to help people overcome their concerns and move forward on their journey of Allyship.

Note: I intend to post on the 1st and 15th of each month - but frequency might change depending on current events

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Ode to a Friend

So we drove home from a nice visit with family. My son drove the whole way giving me a much needed break. I got a chance to look out at...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

2021 has been a difficult time even as we tried to recover from 2020. I wish you the best in 2022 and hope it brings you whatever you may...

Happy Holidays

(Note: Originally posted 12/15/20 - I thought it was worth repeating again this year) I grew up in a diverse neighborhood filled with...

Fred Rogers

Like so many people of my generation I grew up with Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Fred Rogers shared lessons and stories and made us feel...

Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck was one of the greatest jazz musicians of his time. He helped popularize jazz giving it a broader appeal and is considered...

Using Privilege

We were in their office chatting. Nothing specific work, kids, the normal chat. I knew they had a recent opening and I was mentoring...

Military Readiness

Military personnel get an amazing amount of training. They take years out of their lives to defend this country and develop an amazing...

Dungeons and Dragons

I play Dungeons and Dragons. Should be no surprise given my geek credentials. LOL!!… :) For those that are not familiar with the game...

Thank You!!!

So it just dawned on me the other day that it’s been one year since I started this blog. Hence I wanted to take a moment to reflect and...

Support

So as I have been working on this blog I have had a constant fear: writer’s block. What if I couldn’t think of anything to write about? I...

States Rights??? ... Not quite....

The Civil War. It keeps coming up in my mind since January 6. The confederate flag was flown in the Capitol for the first time every on...

Juneteenth

It took one paragraph. 102 words. "That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three,...

Mental Health

May was Mental Health awareness month. I’ve wanted to talk a little about this for a while but haven’t found the right words ... actually...

Reclaiming my time!

I have been fortunate to have known many strong women. As co-workers. As friends. As family. I am married to an amazing one. They are...

The Verdict

So I am working from home like everyone else on the planet. Lots of Zoom meetings. Somehow seemingly working more than if I went to the...

First Grade

So I only remember a few things about first grade. Games mostly. Pick up sticks. I loved that game and played it all the time. We didn’t...

R U Ready?

So are you ready? As a leader of your company ready? For what you might ask? May 25, 2021 If you don’t know why that date is important...

Math ... and Relationships

So I am a math geek. Yes I was the kid who sat in the front row of math class. You know the one with the glasses. The skinny geeky kid. I...

Employee Resource Groups - Should you join?

I am often asked for resources - books, websites, etc. - to help people be better allies. For that reason I put the “Resources” tab on...

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