Mary Hoeffel is an allyship coach and facilitator with The Ladipo Group. She has led allyship dialogues and delivers workshops and presentations on allyship. She also works at a local community college where she leads allyship workshops and learning sessions on topics related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
Mary’s identity as a white woman informs her approach to EDI work and discussions around whiteness and allyship. She draws from her own experiences on her allyship journey and the mistakes and missteps she’s made along the way. Mary brings compassion and empathy to her work coaching other white folks on their paths to becoming better listeners, friends, colleagues, and anti-racist allies. Much of her EDI work focuses around topics such as allyship, white privilege, and parenting. Helping her own kids navigate the layers of their own identities has informed her deep interest in supporting other parents as they explore issues of identity and race with their children, and raise culturally competent humans capable of standing up to injustice in all forms.
Mary received her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and master’s degree from Temple University. She lives in Philadelphia with her family, where she loves to hike the wilds of the Wissahickon, ride bikes with her kids, and steal quiet moments to read.