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AllySHIFT™

by Wendy Lewis.

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Jackie Robinson Day
April 15th, 2024

Today MLB recognizes and celebrates the day that Jackie Robinson changed the game and the country forever!  On April 15th, 1947 Jack Roosevelt Robinson "took to the field" as a Brooklyn Dodger and transformed how the game was played and how we all would be challenged to continue to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of equity.  Here we are 77 years later and the challenge remains. 

One of my greatest MLB experiences was participating in the inaugural Jackie Robinson Day Game, April 15, 2004.  MLB continues that great tradition throughout the league today. Learn more about the history and celebration here ....   Learn to do more and be a better ally here....

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WHO WE ARE
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WHAT IS
AllySHIFT™

AllySHIFT™ is a powerful framework for individuals and organizations to build and reinforce inclusive, collaborative and SUSTAINABLE cultures of inclusion. 

AllySHIFT™ is a format that shifts challenging conversations and situations into opportunities for discussions, team building, and problem solving for implicit bias mitigation and self-awareness.  

AllySHIFT™ is a process for developing immediate plans and long term goals for focus and empowerment of people, places and things that have been marginalized and "valued less". 

AllySHIFT™ is a tool that makes equity matter more. Including, "PULSE CHECKS", confidence building for inclusive leadership, ally sustainability and accountability.

AllySHIFT™ is a model for engaged allyship that meets people where they are while supporting their advancement to be bigger, better and bolder allies for others as well as themselves.

OUR MISSION
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THE AllySHIFT™ MODEL

A transformative framework for the advancement of freedom.

THE AllySHIFT™ VISION

AllySHIFT™ is the superpower for those who pursue, promote, and provide for life, liberty, & sustained equity for all.

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Bystander
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OUR FOUNDER
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OUR FOUNDER & CEO

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Wendy Lewis is the creator of AllySHIFT™, a progressive and seismic platform for
advocacy and sustainable equity.  Additionally, she is the Executive Producer of the
award-winning documentary, “Beyond Their Years, The Incredible Legacies of Herb
Carnegie and Buck O’Neil.” Wendy is known for shifting the transactional to the
transformative and considers herself an evangelist for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of
Equity.  Her company, Wendy Lewis, LLC is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practice
firm whose focus is empathetic leadership and "allyship sustainability".
She is the former Global Chief Diversity Officer and VP of Community Engagement for
McDonald’s. While there she launched the first-ever Global Gender Balance and
Diversity Strategy, as well as the “Diversity IS Inclusion” framework and “Food for
Thought: Moving Beyond Bias", a progressive approach to the mitigation of negative
effects of bias. Her initiatives brought immediate value to McDonald’s and were adopted
globally. She was also at the forefront of some of McDonald's most visible programs
including flipping the arches for International Women’s Day.
Prior to McDonald’s, Wendy established a trailblazing 30-year career with Major League
Baseball, in which she became first-in-sports to lead HR and DEI roles and centralize
both disciplines at the Club level with the Chicago Cubs and later as a league-wide
practice. During her years with the Chicago Cubs, Wendy identified and developed
groundbreaking opportunities to integrate D&I throughout the organization’s workforce,
supply chain and community partnerships.
 
Her executive promotion to MLB’s Commissioner’s Office expanded the scope and
scale of her achievements. As SVP of D&I she developed and implemented MLB’s
Diversity Economic Impact Engagement, the Diversity Business Summit, the Executive
Development Program, and MLB’s Diverse Business Partners Program, the premier
supplier diversity program in sports!
Wendy earned her B.S in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and
her M.B.A from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern
University.
 
She is sought out as a coveted business leader, keynote speaker, panelist, trusted
advisor and educator. Wendy serves on the Board of Trustees for Clark Atlanta
University and the Chicago Sinfonietta.

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