Zack Rubinstein

Global Inclusion & Diversity, Head of Inclusion Learning
Expedia Group

Zack Rubinstein Global Inclusion & Diversity, Head of Inclusion Learning
As Expedia Group’s first Global Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Learning Lead, Zack leverages education to create inclusive workplaces and to sustain inclusive action around the globe. Zack drives behavior change by creating and delivering custom inclusion learning content on topics ranging from allyship to identity to inclusive language for Expedia Group and our travel partners’ employees. Zack also incorporates inclusion into Expedia Group’s full Learning platform spanning onboarding, hiring, performance development, feedback, leadership training, etc. Zack curated and maintains a network of 90+ train the trainers globally who support the scale and localization of his curriculum. Committed to sharing best practices, Zack has deep public speaking and facilitation experience spanning 20+ countries.

Prior to Expedia Group, Zack spent 7 years working at higher education institutions focused on developing cultural understanding, inclusion & diversity initiatives, and managing inclusion centers for campus populations. Zack received his Master of Education in Social Justice Education & Community Engagement, a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Policy, and completed Cornell University’s Change Management online program.

Sessions

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 15:30 – 17:30 CET

Expedia Group Ally Skills Workshop

Expedia Group believes allyship is a catalyst for change, whether it is engaging in the conversation, developing your own mindset or the mindset of others, and ultimately being part of a culture where everyone is welcome and feels they can succeed. Expedia Group defines "ally" as any person who wants to take action for the equality of a marginalized group that they're not a part of, and they credit the video “5 Tips for Being an Ally” featuring @chescaleigh for this definition. And while "ally" is traditionally used as a noun, we now need to think about it as a verb. Allyship isn’t an identity, but an action. By being an ally, and specifically by understanding your own privilege and actively taking action to support others, you can create more inclusive workspaces and communities. In other words, being an ally is something you do ... and not something you are. And the best part? Allyship is something that everyone can practice. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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