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Wed, Sep 25


PMT's Gargaro Theater

How to Be an Ally at Work

Practical Ways to Help Create a Fair and Inclusive Workplace for Everyone with Jennifer Kennedy

How to Be an Ally at Work
How to Be an Ally at Work

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

PMT's Gargaro Theater, 327 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, USA


About the event

Pittsburgh Professional Women invites all organizations, corporations, companies, teams, and individuals in the community to attend an important discussion on allyship in today's workplace. We're looking forward to addressing one of the most pressing issues in modern work environments, how to advocate and support marginalized colleagues, friends, and members of the community.  We hope you'll join us there.

Date:           Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Time:           5:30 to 7:30 pm (welcome and discussion begin at 6 pm)

Location:   Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Gargaro Theater in Pittsburgh's Historic West End

                       327 S. Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

While many organizations have policies in place for diversity, equity, and inclusion, both management and employees often struggle with being effective allies for people with marginalized identities. This timely discussion with Jennifer Kennedy will cover the mindset and actions necessary for us all to become better allies in the workplace and the community.

Facilitated by Beth Caldwell, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Professional Women, this event offers an open and frank opportunity to learn communication strategies that foster a safe and inclusive environment for vital conversations about identity. ALL ARE WELCOME*.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Engage with Key Thought Leaders: Hear workplace communication insights from Jennifer Kennedy, a dynamic global trainer, facilitator, and coach, who has over 20 years of experience transforming workplace communication.
  • Gain Practical Skills: Identify key behaviors that demonstrate allyship, learn how to speak up for yourself and marginalized groups, focus on the impact of your actions, and use appropriate language to apologize when necessary.
  • Network with Peers: Connect with professionals, community leaders, and individuals committed to making a difference.
  • Be Part of the Change: Join a pioneering event that sets the stage for ongoing dialogue and action in our community.

This event is an excellent opportunity to highlight proactive community engagement and the importance of allyship in the workplace. Consider bringing a group from wherever you work, volunteer, or worship. All are welcome. 

Meet our guest:

Jennifer Kennedy is a certified Step into Your Moxie® facilitator and a Credentialed ATD Master Trainer. With a passion for transforming workplace communication, Jennifer helps organizations overcome communication challenges, resolve team conflicts, create healthy cultures, and amplify their impact. Her journey began as a volunteer teaching English to Mexican migrant farm workers in Ohio, where she witnessed the transformative power of education. Jennifer’s dedication has earned her accolades such as the HR One Award from UPMC and the Teacher of the Year Award.

*This event is open to everyone, and the venue is fully accessible. If you have any questions or require special accommodations or auxiliary aids due to a disability, please notify us at least 7 days in advance, by September 18, at (412) 202-6983 or by email. Include your specific needs and accommodation requests. We will make every effort to work with you to meet your needs. For requests made less than 7 days before the event, our ability to accommodate may be limited based on available resources.


  • PPW Members

    For Members of Pittsburgh Professional Women

  • Non Members

    Open to the Community

  • Group of Five Tickets

  • Young Professional

    Non-member, young professional ages 14-28

  • Sponsorship

    Help promote this event by underwriting the cost of hosting and promotion. Your support helps keeps events affordable and accessible.




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