Join an engaging conversation on The Fundamentals of Allyship: Is It Active in Your Workplace? at the Dulye Leadership Experience (DLE) Culture Chat virtual program on Jan. 21, starting at noon ET. Subject matter expert Meg Bossong of Williams College will lead a moderated, open discussion about building strong relationships in any organization.
As Director of Intimate Violence Prevention & Response and Health Education at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, Meg has developed and implemented a wide array of advocacy programs with the goal of building just and equitable organizations.
Regarded as “a strategic mechanism” for combating bias and promoting equity, allyship builds knowledge and awareness in those who experience the benefits of privilege in a professional context. It involves building the skills to move from awareness to action and advocacy.
Meg will share her expertise on what it means to be an ally and how to advocate for structures that promote allyship in your workplace. Breakout sessions will be included to promote active networking.
The Culture Chat program runs an hour. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Click here to reserve your virtual seat.
About Guest Speaker Meg Bossong
Meg Bossong is the Director of Intimate Violence Prevention & Response and Health Education at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, where she is responsible for all aspects of student-facing sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking prevention, response, advocacy programs and health education.
Prior to her current role, Meg worked for seven years in a variety of roles at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, organizing communities to prevent sexual violence and working with colleagues to improve systems responses based on the experiences of those harmed by sexual violence.
She has been a commissioner with the Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and is a founding member of Invest in Pittsfield, a multiracial coalition of community members and organizations advocating for the reallocation of the municipal budget from policing to health, housing, youth services, and other programs and structures to make Pittsfield, MA a just, healthy and thriving community.
Meg’s education has come from institutions (a B.A. from Williams College and an M.S. from Northeastern University), but more fully from the history of many justice movements, books and podcasts, storytelling, being in community with people and in the words of Amita Swadhin, with “people who trusted me with wisdom that goes beyond my own experience,” for which she is deeply grateful.