Shared culture and white allies


Shared culture and white allies. In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Kendra Lee about shared culture and white allies. They discuss the importance of allyship and who tells the stories of marginalised communities. Does the choice of different races providing allyship training the right thing or is it just appeasing the majority group. How much ‘uncomfortableness’ is necessary for the training to be effective.

Kendra asks how much emotional labour should marginalised communities carry whilst educating others. This is a tricky conversation which attempts to share and build awareness whilst balancing the different concerns and needs of all. 

They discuss how to set up an Allyship Programme and Judith talks about the risk to Social Capital that white allies face. To be an ally is an act of courage.

Kendra Lee is the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was recently hired to support DEI efforts across all aspects of the organisation, including the newsroom, and will serve an instrumental role in community reach.

Maverick leadership is all about thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo. It’s about having the courage to take risks and the confidence to lead in a way that is authentic and genuine.

But amplifying your influence as a leader isn’t just about having a strong vision or a big personality. It’s also about having the right leadership capability and being able to execute on your ideas and plans.

The consequences of not having the right level of influence as a leader can be significant. Without the ability to inspire and motivate others, you may struggle to achieve your goals and make a real impact.

How Influential Are you? Take the scorecard at and see. 

Kendra Lee can be found on LinkedIn here.

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