When Forbes wrote about “The Art of Allyship — 6 Ways To Be an Ally for Women in Tech,” the publication spoke to several women leaders, including Western Alliance Bank General Counsel Jessica Jarvi and Chief Digital Officer Jennifer Wilson. The article examines how being — or having — an ally can support women and non-white workers in moving their careers forward.
Allyship is an active, ongoing practice, not a one-off. As Jarvi expresses it, “For the people who work here, allyship is more of a natural state of affairs. Most of the people who participate in our DEI initiatives wouldn’t label the effort they put in as anything other than doing the right thing.”
The article’s six ways to build allyship for women in tech include innovation, opportunity, inclusivity and leadership buy-in, among others. It also quotes Jennifer Wilson on her belief that allyship, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and IT is a team sport. “There is no ‘they.’ It’s just ‘us.’”