This is a follow up event to the North of England and Midlands networks’ June “Allies” event where representatives from all five of the IP Inclusive networking and support communities provided insights into the issues faced by those they represent and thoughts on how we can all be better allies to those groups.
One thing which was highlighted, was the need for greater self-awareness and understanding of the issues faced by those in the five communities. As we all know, we get better understanding on a topic or subject through asking questions and reflection on the answers received to our questions.
Our follow up “Ask Me Anything” survey has prompted a number of those questions which we’ve all wanted to ask a colleague or someone else but didn’t know how to frame it correctly so chickened out so as not offend anyone. There has been a wide range of topics to explore, some specific to particular communities and others seeking more general advice on how to be a better ally.
During this event, the answers to the questions submitted will be given by the relevant community or communities, with opportunity for follow up discussion afterwards. This hour long lunchtime event will provide valuable insight as well as practical tips to help us all support each other more confidently and effectively and to be better allies.
This event is open to all IP professionals and we look forward to seeing you there!