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Activating your Courage & Vulnerability on your Journey to Allyship

Date: May 26, 1130am-1pm (Central Time)
Type of event: Hybrid
Cost: $0-40 (based on membership status)
Affiliate: St. Louis, MO

Workshop Description:

What if I say the wrong thing? Is it okay for me to ask about someone’s ethnicity? What’s up with the use of pronouns? I want to take action, but I’m afraid, I’ll mess up! Guess what you’re not alone – in our minds, there is nothing scarier than “losing face” when we’ve messed up, especially when it comes to interacting with others.

If you are wanting to learn as well as unlearn some tools, tips and best practices on how to activate your heart, mind and voice to understanding what an ally is and is not and more importantly how to enter into conversations where you may not have all the answers, I encourage you to activate your courage and vulnerability and join in this safe community of curious learners who want to use their voice for good.

On the journey to becoming a better ally, participants will engage in self-awareness exercises and interactive activities to help better understand their own privilege, reflect on the benefits or barriers that privilege may have shown up in certain settings and elevate one’s awareness in the class.


After completing this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Understanding what privilege is and is not
  • Understanding where one sits on the spectrum of privilege
  • Becoming aware of and acknowledging that privilege exists on varying degrees
  • How to “use your privilege for good”

LEARNING TAKEAWAY: Participants will be provided with a resource and reflection reinforcement document that will aid learners in immediate allyship activation


Halima is an enthusiastic culture strategist, speaker and a passionate employee experience advocate. She leverages her knowledge and expertise of over 25 years of experience in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) as well as strategic HR to aid organizations in crafting customized, practical and realistic solutions that work.

Halima’s down-to-earth, friend next-door energy compels individuals to consider the perspectives of others, appreciate our flawed humanity and activate childlike curiosity while they learn. She engages groups from the moment she steps in front of them and leaves them with empowering tools and focused mindsets that they will use long after the learning experience is over. Halima is passionate about people, leadership accountability and leaving positive light and love after each interaction. She is especially inspired to use her platform to educate and amplify those who are often on the margins.

Halima is a nationally certified HR & Diversity Executive. She also is a certified Enterprise Design Thinking practitioner via IBM. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Capella University. Halima has worked in leadership roles in Fortune 500 organizations such as Raytheon and First Data. Before joining Corgan, she was a Principal Consultant with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

When not speaking, leading or training, Halima can be found hanging out with her husband, Jason and exploring new restaurants and indulging in live music concerts, specifically smooth jazz and neo-soul in Dallas, Texas.

Thank you to our sponsors!

St. Louis Affiliate Annual Sponsors


2050 Dorsett Village Plaza
Maryland Heights, MO 63043 United States
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May 26 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm Central Time Zone

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