Did you know that while the majority of employees see themselves as allies, research shows relatively few are taking basic allyship actions? Lean In's Allyship at Work program helps you understand your privilege and power to create change and teaches you more than 50 specific, research-backed actions you can take to show up as an ally.

This program is sponsored by IDEAL IT and led by Stanford facilitators.

How it Works

Participation in Allyship at Work includes:

  • Two 2.5-hour virtual workshops within the same week.
  • One 1-hour wrap-up session a few weeks later.
  • (Optional) Meeting in small groups after the workshops, to provide accountability and support as you put what you’ve learned into practice.

For those participating:

  • There is no cost to participate.
  • Workshops will be offered three times a year.

Who Should Attend

Allyship at Work workshops are open to any IT staff member at Stanford, regardless of role, level, or identity. 

How You Will Benefit

You’ll learn how to show up in both private and public ways for your coworkers with traditionally marginalized identities, such as women, people of color, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and those with intersecting identities.

Register for Upcoming Events

2023 workshops are listed below. Choose a workshop series that works best for you.

Your registration includes attendance at all three sessions within that series.

Registration is limited to 40 participants per workshop series. If a workshop is full, you can request to be added to a waitlist.

Winter Workshop Series (Virtual)

Registration includes all three virtual sessions.

  • Jan. 17 | 2 - 4 p.m. 
  • Jan. 20 | 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Feb. 9   | 9:10 -10 a.m.

Registration for the winter series is now closed.

Spring Workshop Series (Virtual)

Registration includes all three virtual sessions.

  • May 16 | 9 - 11:30 a.m.
  • May 19 | 9 - 11:30 a.m.
  • June 6  |  9:10 - 10 a.m.

Fall Workshop Series (Virtual)

Registration includes all three virtual sessions.

  • Sept. 12 | 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 15 |10 a.m. - noon
  • Oct. 2 | 11:10 a.m. - noon

Save the dates! Registration will open in summer 2023.


If you have questions about Allyship at Work, contact IDEAL IT program leads at