Event Details


Power Struggles: Radical Leadership Practices for Advancing Equity

Tuesday, April 05, 10:00 AM - Tuesday, April 05, 2022, 11:30 AM
Tuesday, April 05, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers

As the rightful demands of the workforce are increasing, most leaders do not feel equipped to navigate critical dialogue, let alone take the lead progressing an equity centered culture. Ironically, data illustrates that leaders who can find their way to inclusive leadership foster teams that are more relevant, competitive, and resilient.

Studies show employees are more likely to leave a supervisor, than a job. This is crucial because 46% of new hires leave a company within their first year. As expectations rise for inclusive leadership and equitable workplaces, how can we create spaces where employees want to stay?

This session will go beyond conversation about leadership styles, and explore emotional intelligence, cultural humility, and equity centered imperatives. Come to disrupt harmful white supremacy culture norms, overcome executive leadership tropes, and learn how to lean into your positional power as a tool to advance your workplace culture into the future.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover barriers to inclusive leadership: white supremacy culture, leadership tropes & conflict.
  • Reflect on own leadership using critical lenses to adjust intentions, approaches and behavior.
  • Understand what workplace safety is, and the ways leaders need to be accountable to advancing it.

Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants after the live event.

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Speaker Information

Ashley Oolman headshotAshley Oolman, founder & inclusion consultant of Allied Folk, guides partners through evidence-based best practices, product development, and progressive thought leadership. From large corporations to individual allies, she transforms strategic business initiatives and advances equitable community spaces. With more than a decade of leadership experience in advocacy, employment, and workplace culture, she understands how to navigate complex environments and provide actionable insights for growth.

Ashley strives to advance community equity through her contributions on African American Leadership Forum's (AALF) collective impact task force, and serves on a coalition of providers supporting transracially adopted youth to reinforce their development of positive black identity. In her free time, she enjoys creating space to coach local parents on inclusive parenting, including children in critical conversations.

Her work has been featured on podcasts, and she has presented at state and national conferences. Ashley earned an MBA with a concentration on human resource management, a BA in psychology with a minor in human development and family studies, and a certification in organizational diversity & inclusion. She is committed to inclusion as a means to advance human rights for all people, in all walks of life.

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