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This Work is a Marathon: A Note from Co-CEO Felicia Jadczak

In Blog by Felicia Jadczak

How are you?  I’m angry. I’m tired. I’m sad.  The news of the verdicts coming out of Breonna Taylor’s case (or lack thereof) yesterday was frustrating to say the least, yet somehow not a surprise. As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “It’s just weighing really heavy on my heart, and because we know that her death is not just the result of …

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What’s Your Voting Plan?

In Blog, Community, Persist by Vienna DeGiacomo

Every election, it’s important to prepare a voting plan. Throw in a global pandemic, protests, voter suppression attempts, postal insanity, and an election where our survival literally hangs in the balance, and whew, friends, we’ve got a hot, steamy 2020 mess. As we count down to November 3, 2020, here are some questions you need to be asking yourself to …

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Episode 102: Back to Work! Job Searching in the Age of ‘Rona with the Career Contessa

In Blog, Community, The She+ Geeks Out Podcast by Kaelyn Kam

Boy are you in for a treat! We spoke with the incredibly wise Lauren McGoodwin, aka the Career Contessa, to talk all things job search! We got super practical. We got fantastic answers to these questions and more! I feel overwhelmed by the different options of going back to school to get my masters in CS, getting a certificate, going …

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It’s Election Season! Let’s Get Real Representation in Government with Run En Masse

In Blog, Community by Vienna DeGiacomo

It’s not November yet, but believe it or not, we’re officially in election season. There are some incredible organizations that have cropped up over the last four years, determined to change the face of politics to be more inclusive and truly representative. She+ Geeks Out is thrilled to be teaming up with one of these organizations- Run En Masse. Run …

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How to run inclusive virtual meetings: Prework

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Felicia Jadczak

No matter where or how a meeting might take place, here at SGO we’re always focusing on inclusive meetings. As we settle into virtual everything being our normal for the foreseeable future, it’s important to ensure we’re conducting inclusive virtual meetings as well. COVID was a major impetus for many formerly resistant businesses to get on board with virtual versus …

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Episode 101: Loneliness and Belonging with Cat Moore

In Blog, Community, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The She+ Geeks Out Podcast by Rachel Murray

Cat Moore. She is a delight and a joy. And has probably the best head of hair we’ve ever seen. Cat is the Director of Belonging at University of Southern California & President & Chief Communications Officer of ReHuman, which is an app that helps us create strong relationships among friends, family, coworkers, + neighbors. We talk about loneliness, belonging, …

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Revisiting the DEI Acronym

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Fatima Dainkeh

Over the past decade, the terms diversity, equity, and inclusion (‘DEI’) have gained significant attention by many institutions across varying fields. Many of these institutions have created initiatives, task forces, and steering committees as a way of acknowledging the importance of DEI work and creating institutional change. But what exactly is DEI and how should we approach these terms?  As …

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Introducing our newest partner: Addgene!

In Blog, Community, Sponsors by Rachel Murray

Addgene is a nonprofit biotechnology company. Their mission is to accelerate research and discovery by improving access to useful research materials and information. They facilitate the sharing of high-quality scientific materials, research reproducibility, and open science by archiving and distributing plasmids and associated DNA-based research reagents to scientists in 100+ countries around the world. Addgene also offers free online educational …