Allyship the focus of next Women in Leadership event

Nwakerendu Waboso (BA ’07, MA ’12) will discuss allyship’s role along her leadership journey when she presents “It Takes a Village to Raise up a Leader” for Women in Leadership (WIL) Wednesday, Nov. 15.

In the talk, allyship is defined as actions taken to advance and amplify the voices of marginalized individuals in combination with efforts to recognize one’s privileges and biases.

As a current PhD candidate in the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Waboso’s leadership at Brock has been recognized numerous times. In January of this year, she was among speakers at an event to counter anti-Black racism on campus. The mentor and volunteer at Ability Empowerment Day has also received a Graduate TA award and was among the inaugural recipients of the Horizon Graduate Student Scholarship. When speaking about receiving a 2022 Accessibility and Inclusion Recognition Award, Waboso described how assessing situations with a lens of inclusivity and accessibility allows her to understand and support others to succeed.

All are invited to tune in on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Details on this and other upcoming Women in Leadership sessions, including dates, descriptions and login information, are available on the WIL website.

Women in Leadership is committed to supporting and advancing persons who identify as women to achieve and succeed in leadership. All are welcome. Individuals are welcome to join the WIL channel on Microsoft Teams or to contact Jeannie Mackintosh to be added to the WIL email distribution list.

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