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Activating Courage & Vulnerability on Your Journey to Allyship

  • 13 Oct 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual - link in registration email
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ATD Greater Boston Presents:

Activating Courage & Vulnerability on Your Journey to Allyship

with Halima K. McWilliams, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, CDP

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Virtual event - link in registration email

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Building Personal Capability

What if I say the wrong thing? Is it okay for me to ask about someone's ethnicity? I want to take action, but I'm afraid I'll mess up! Guess what you're not alone - in our minds, there is nothing scarier than "losing face" when we've messed up, especially when it comes to interacting with others. If you are wanting to learn as well as unlearn some tools, tips and best practices on how to activate your heart, mind and voice to understanding what an ally is and is not and more importantly how to enter into conversations where you may not have all the answers, I encourage you to activate your courage and vulnerability and join in this safe community of curious learners who want to use their voice for good.

About the Speaker:

Halima K. McWilliams is an Associate Principal at Corgan, an architecture and design firm in downtown Dallas. She has led the People Operations and Culture team since May 2018.

Halima is an enthusiastic culture strategist, speaker and a passionate employee experience advocate. She leverages her knowledge and expertise of over 24 years of experience in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) as well as strategic HR to aid organizations in crafting customized, practical and realistic solutions that work.

Halima is a nationally certified HR & Diversity Executive. She also is a certified Enterprise Design Thinking practitioner via IBM. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Capella University. Halima has worked in leadership roles in Fortune 500 organizations such as Raytheon and First Data. Before joining Corgan, she was a Principal Consultant with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

When not in the office, Halima enjoys hanging out with her husband, Jason and exploring new restaurants and indulging in live music concerts, specifically smooth jazz and neo-soul.

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