Build Allyship Skills to Advance Inclusion
Equip employees with the skills and strategies they need to be effective allies.
What is Allyship

Allyship is not a badge you earn, and an ally is not a person you become. Rather, allyship is a continuous process of learning about a range of identities and lived experiences, and taking courageous action to create a more equitable and inclusive workplace.

Understanding Allyship

Why is allyship important? Watch this video from our learning platform, Paradigm Reach, to learn more.

Deliver Impactful Allyship Training to Your Organization

While a majority of people say they want to be allies, many don’t know how. Our training is designed to bridge that gap, helping every employee understand what allyship is, why it matters, and when and how to use specific allyship strategies.

Our training options include:

Online Training

With Paradigm Reach, you can deliver a three-part practicing allyship course as well as microlearnings on a range of topics that expand and deepen allyship learning, like ageism, neurodiversity, trans and disability inclusion, allies’ role in racial justice, and inclusive language.

Expert-Led Group Training

Our team of the world’s leading DEI experts can facilitate live discussions on allyship and help people apply what they learn to their every day work.

Resources That Translate Learning to Action

We have guidance on being a better ally to various communities, as well as resources to support and celebrate a range of identities and heritage months.

Our expert DEI consultants will advise you on the best approach for your organization and support you with implementation every step of the way.


How Our Training Drives Impact

After Paradigm’s Allyship training, there is a 40% increase in people’s understanding of allyship, and 97% of learners say they feel motivated to be an ally at work. Our training will help your employees:


concepts like identity, intersectionality, marginalization, and privilege


how allyship creates a more inclusive culture that benefits both marginalized and privileged groups


effective allyship in a range of everyday work-related scenarios

See How Other Top Companies Leverage Paradigm’s Training & World Class Experts

“With Paradigm’s help, we have seen a huge cultural shift, and data prove the programs, processes, and frameworks we’re putting in place are moving the needle.”

The New York Times

Shift the paradigm

Our team of award-winning DEI experts work together to help our clients build stronger, more inclusive organizations.

Here’s a sample of our results:

1000 +

companies helped with DEI initiatives

19 pt

increase in employees’ confidence in DEI initiatives

20 %

increase in leaders from underrepresented backgrounds

Frequently Asked Questions
How does Allyship advance DEI?
Allyship fosters an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive, helps marginalized groups feel like they belong, and creates psychologically safety. For example, research shows that when people with marginalized identities speak up about discrimination, they are more likely to be dismissed than when people who don’t hold those same identities speak up about the same behavior. Similarly, research suggests that when people from underrepresented backgrounds advocate for diversity, they can face a range of consequences. When allies play an active role, they can remove some of the burden on people from marginalized and/or underrepresented groups.
What is an example of allyship?
Allyship actions are wide-ranging, and can include: Calling out bias, Slowing down conversations or decisions to ensure all perspectives are considered, and Giving up opportunities to create space and opportunities for others
Who needs allies?
This depends on the scenario, who holds privilege, and who is marginalized. Identity is complex: there may be some situations where a person has privilege and others in which they are marginalized. For example, a person using a wheelchair may benefit from allies advocating for more accessible physical workspaces. That same person may be able to be an ally by calling out a biased comment from a person who shares their gender regarding a colleague of a different gender.
What is privilege?
Privilege is a set of special rights, advantages, or immunities accorded to a particular group.
What is a marginalized group?
Marginalized groups are those that are underrepresented, stigmatized, or otherwise undervalued in society.

Ready to chat with one of our DEI experts and make an impact?