Ally Skills Workshop


(Based on The Ada Initiative’s Ally Skills Workshop.)

The Ally Skills Workshop teaches men (in technology) simple, everyday ways to support women (in technology) in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, at conferences, and online. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women, be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities, and have closer relationships with the other participants.

Women and genderqueer folks also attend the workshop, both to learn techniques and to take part in the discussion, but the scope of the workshop does not include teaching women how to respond to sexism.

Ally Skills Workshop: Management Edition

The Management Edition of the Ally Skills Workshop goes through problems women coders face in the workplace and solution options to address them. Attendance is restricted to those who have other employees as direct reports.


  • Workshops require 30 minutes of setup, 3 hours for the workshop, and 30 minutes of take-down for a total time of 4 hours of space usage.
  • Workshop space requires a chair per attendee and a projector with a projector screen.
  • Workshops can not be mandatory for any attendees.
  • Maximum of 30 attendees per workshop.
  • No more than 2 workshops given in one day. Minimum of 3 hours between workshops if 2 workshops are given on one day.
  • Cost of the workshop does not include space rental or food. If you would like food at the workshop it’s fine to provide as long as attendee and trainer dietary restrictions are accommodated.

Fine print:

  • Other diversity and inclusion consulting services provided upon request.
  • Billed on NET 15 terms.

To request a workshop, pleaseĀ Contact Alison.

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