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Power Shift Project Webinar: Do You Qualify as an Ally?

February 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Do You Qualify As An Ally?

10 (of Many) Ways to Earn That Distinction

This webinar provides practical insights for men who want to be allies to women, people of privilege who want to do more to fight inequity and powerful individuals who want to be better advocates for change.

Using research and the input of a diverse field of expert voices, Jill Geisler will provide examples of the skills, values and actions that, taken in total, lead people to trust and respect your commitment to Workplace Integrity, defined as environments free of harassment, discrimination and incivility, and filled with opportunity, especially for those who’ve traditionally been denied it.

In the “Do You Qualify as an Ally?” webinar, you will learn:

  • How to have courageous conversations with the right words at the right time
  • How to keep bias from finding its way into decision-making
  • Why micro-aggressions aren’t really so “micro” — and how to stop them
  • How to address the burden of “invisible work” that can harm underrepresented staff
  • How newsroom allies made a difference for their colleagues in real-world situations — and created better journalism, too

Jill Geisler will be available for Q&A afterward.

This is a FREE webinar, brought to you by the Power Shift Project and open to the first 100 registrations.


Jill Geisler is the Freedom Forum’s fellow in Women’s Leadership and the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago. She is an internationally recognized expert in leadership and management and the person news organizations reach out to when their managers need solutions, skills and inspiration. A master teacher with deep roots in journalism, Jill designs and delivers programs in the Freedom Forum’s Power Shift initiative, including its highly regarded Workplace Integrity curriculum.

About the Power Shift Project

The Freedom Forum’s Power Shift Project is an industry-wide initiative designed to enhance the quality and future of journalism by improving the diversity, equality and culture of news organizations. The Power Shift Project was launched in January 2018 as a response to concerns about sexual misconduct in media organizations and as a catalyst for change to create safer, more equal and diverse newsrooms — and better journalism.

Contact Power Shift Project program manager Nicole Thompson at [email protected] if you have questions or visit powershiftproject.org.


February 25, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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Freedom Forum
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