Allies in the Room: Showing Up Alpha and Sharing Power

Allies in the Room: Showing Up Alpha and Sharing Power

Date / Time: October 20, 2020 12:00 am

As a white woman who has worked in conservation for more than two decades – and who longed, for years, to be taken seriously as a professional – I thought I could gain credibility by behaving like the people who had power.

Through conversations with colleagues, I’ve begun to redefine what it means to “show up alpha.” It’s not just about who has the power or influence; it’s what you choose to do with it. It’s a reminder of my responsibility to share power and to make space for people whose voices are not being heard.

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