Foley & Lardner was delighted to welcome PFLAG to host an LGBTQ allyship training. The program was sponsored by the Allies’ Subcommittee of Foley’s LGBTQA Affinity Group. During the presentation, Jean-Marie Navetta, PFLAG’s Director of Learning & Inclusion, discussed who allies are, why they’re needed, and how you can become (or help others become) an ally that takes action. Attendees also learned:
LGBTQ+ terminology and how it is changing
what the ally journey looks like, and how allies can take action
about the barriers to being more visible and vocal that allies often encounter
Covered straightforward, everyday actions that can help you overcome those barriers, express support, and create change in the workplace
Thank you to the co-chairs of the LGBTQ allies committee, David Sanders, Chris Ward and Rachel Mozelewski, for bringing this wonderful program to the firm.
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