Rachel Luff

Global Inclusion & Learning, Allyship Lead
Expedia Group

Rachel Luff Global Inclusion & Learning, Allyship Lead
Rachel Luff believes there is nothing like being part of a community working towards something unique, unrivalled and distinctive that can wholeheartedly make a difference.

Rachel joined Expedia Group in 2017 where she helped to establish a location-based model for employee engagement, to enable a global culture to be inclusive and locally relevant. In line with these efforts, Rachel curated and lead programmes in communications, learning academies and inclusion. Rachel continues this work in her current role, leading Expedia Group’s global Ally Skills programme which is being rolled out to all 22,000 employees. Rachel’s additional responsibilities cover consulting employee resource groups, leadership teams and driving inclusion to be embedded into the business. This work enables Rachel to empower others through education to drive real change in fostering an inclusive workplace.

Rachel from Tonbridge, England trained in Business Management at Bournemouth University and has since worked at several charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Sparks Children’s Medical Research Charity, her last job was with Dow Jones before joining Expedia Group. Rachel currently lives in London and has recently earned a certification from Cornell University in Diversity & Inclusion.

Sessions

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Expedia Group Ally Skills Workshop

Moving to another date and time! Those who have signed up will be notified by email asap.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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