From Ally to Accomplice: How to Lead as a Fierce Antiracist by Seena Hodges
Allies stand by. Accomplices take action. Which one are you?
Award-winning DEI coach and strategy expert Seena Hodges, The Woke Coach®, shares best practices from her DEI training programs designed for every person no matter where you–or your company–are on your antiracism journey.
In our day-to-day lives, it’s not enough to simply stand by and be an ally. Whether you’re a leader inside your organization or outside of your workplace, it’s time to take action and become an accomplice.
Seena Hodges has spent her career advocating for historically underrepresented communities and training individuals and leaders to use their positions of privilege to create lasting change. In her new book, she shares her DEIA strategies and teaches readers to see unconscious bias, engage in difficult conversations, and lead as true accomplices in the fight against inequity.
Seena’s inviting—and even joyful—antiracist programming doesn’t avoid hard truths, and will guide readers from novice work to becoming fierce antiracists.
From Ally to Accomplice is the roadmap you need to challenge norms and create inclusive environments wherever you show up.
Author & Speaker Bio
Seena Hodges is an award-winning DEI expert who is passionate about equity, intersectional feminism, and access to brave spaces for all. She founded The Woke Coach® in 2018 because she wholeheartedly believes that racial equity is the defining issue of our time. As CEO, she leads antiracist programming and inclusion training for a wide range of clients, from local governments to the University of Minnesota, Red Wing Shoe Company, KNOCK, inc., and the Walker Art Center.
Seena is a 2022 Twin Cities Business 100 People to Know honoree; a recipient of the 2022 Women Presidents Organization Women of Color Achievement Award; the 2023 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business Awards; a 2023 Twin Cities Business Notable Nonprofit Board Members; 2023 Entrepreneurial Women of Impact from Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and Women Elevating Women (W.E.W.); and was named one of the 200 Black Leaders to Know by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Seena is a graduate of Columbia University and the Harvard Young American Leaders Program, and is pursuing a PhD in Management and Public Service at Hamline University in Minnesota. Her other certifications include Train the Trainer from the University of Minnesota, Clifton Strengths®, and the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI).