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Become ALLIES with Gavriella Schuster

Updated: Nov 4


Take your power and your privilege and share them with those who might need them.


In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, Susan and CrisMarie are joined by Gavriella Schuster, an author and advocate for creating spaces where there is diversity, equity, and inclusion. While in a leadership position, she witnessed and recognized many inequalities, injustices, and microaggressions that occur commonly. When she realized that the problem starts within every individual, Gavriella decided to do something about it. Ever since she has undertaken a journey to become a good ally to those who might be subjected to those inequalities, sharing her gained knowledge. In this conversation, she gives an insight into her newest book ALLIES, where she built a framework to identify the appropriate actions to take, to become an ally for those who need one. She shares examples of how to apply these actions to change the culture and language around you to make the environment more inclusive.


Tune in to this episode to learn from Gavriella Schuster how to become a good ally!



About our Guest - Gavriella Schuster


As a C-Level Microsoft Executive and global thought leader, Gavriella brings over 30 years of leadership in digital and cloud transformation roles. She builds strategy spanning all aspects of business model and product development, launch, marketing, sales, and partnership, with operational execution excellence. Throughout her career, she has helped thousands of businesses of all sizes to digitally transform through technology. She has grown a P&L into $10B over 5 years, managed global sales revenues of $40B, and led a global portfolio of channel partners that has influenced over $1 trillion through Microsoft’s fastest-growing ecosystem.

She is a builder and change agent, turning around businesses by inspiring a vision for future customer relevance and engaging teams in developing the roadmap. As a board director, She advises executive teams in developing their vision to transform and scale the organization through new technologies including cloud and artificial intelligence.

Her passion lies in empowering women and their allies. As a DEI Advocate, She has presented at TEDx Cherry Creek on driving for Gender Equity in high tech. She is also an ATHENA Global Leadership award winner and co-founder of Women in Cloud and Women in Technology Network.



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Key Take-Aways

  • What are the six appropriate actions to take to become a good ally.

  • Why issues with inclusion in organizations start with every individual.

  • How language can be a tool to create an inclusive space.

  • Which are the steps to build sponsorships.

  • Why consent is key for some allyship actions.


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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke


Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

Watch their TEDx Talk: Conflict – Use It, Don’t Defuse It!

Order their new book, The Beauty of Conflict for Couples: Igniting Passion, Intimacy, and Connection in Your Relationship.


Download the eBook, How to Talk About Difficult Topics, today!


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