The Strength of Allyship: Cultivating Belonging for Team Success

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Event: 10th Annual Women, Peace, and Security Symposium Date: May 2, 2024 Location: U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI Abstract: This speech, delivered at the 10th Annual Women, Peace, and Security Symposium, explores the concept of allyship in advancing gender inclusivity within the security sector. Dr. James M. Minnich emphasizes the principles of “be, know, do,” highlighting the importance of character, awareness, and action in fostering a culture of belonging. Imagine a powerful force deliberately restricting its strength by underutilizing almost 20% of its personnel. This is the reality facing the military, where outdated policies and biases prevent women from [...]