Laura G. Hutchinson How Do You Ally
Date: May 22 2021 Sat
Time : 3:00pm to 5:00pm EST
Speaker Laura G. Hutchinson How Do You Ally Consultant & Speaker
Laura’s authentic and warm speaking style encourages the audience to connect with her story and what it has to teach.
With more than 5 years of experience in LGBTQ+ support and allyship education, Laura brings insight, expertise, and real-world examples to your audience.
Laura breaks down complex topics — like gender, sexuality, and identity — into manageable pieces. Then her audience can see how they fit into the more complex bigger picture.
Laura’s mission is to empower others to ally, and she believes allyship without action is empty. Laura will inspire your audience to practice allyship, at work and in the community.
Hi, I’m Laura Hutchinson.
My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am an allyship educator committed to revolutionizing diversity, equity, and inclusion education.
I have rarely followed the path well-trod. Some would say I’ve taken lots of detours, but each path I have taken has led me to new experiences and new perspectives that I am able to bring along my journey. I have a Master of Science in Education, focused on college student personnel and have worked closely with college students for more than a decade. I have worked in corporate finance, hospitality, retail, faith-based non-profit, and higher education. These diverse experiences have led me to build relationships with many types of people. The thing I have found to be common among all people, especially those who experience marginalization, is a desire to simultaneously be authentically themselves and be respected and valued.
Through my focus on intersectional LGBTQ+ support, I have learned many strategies for seeing, understanding, empowering people on the margins, and collaborating with them and those in power to affect organizational change. I help communities practice proactive and authentic inclusion.
My award-winning research on what LGBTQ+ folks actually want and expect in allies led me to a paradigm shift in the way we think about allyship.