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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 …

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Episode 100: Felicia & Rachel Reflect and What Even Is Time?

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

She+ Geeks Out Co-CEOs Felicia and Rachel are interviewed by SGO team Fatima and Vienna on this very special 100th episode of the She+ Geeks Out podcast! We got INTO it… after 5 official years, and 7 unofficial years of working together, there’s a lot to reflect on! Hear what we had to say on the following questions. Here’s to …

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Honoring and Celebrating Juneteenth

In Blog, Community, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Vienna DeGiacomo

June 19, 2020, marks 155 years since enslaved people in Texas learned from the arrival of Union soldiers that slavery was abolished two years earlier, but due to the current protests of police violence against Black people and systematic racism, this feels like the first year that the holiday has caught national attention in white media (FINALLY). Companies throughout the …

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Intent vs. Impact: 5 examples of how your support for Black lives (or lack thereof) may be causing harm

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

In light of recent events, I’ve seen how the intention of companies to support Black lives, understand racism, and ultimately work towards dismantling racism have led to increased awareness and hopefully what will be sustainable change in the workplace and beyond. I’ve also seen how similar intentions have had the opposite effect, and unfortunately caused more harm than good. Some …

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Podcast Episode 99: Being a Better Ally with Karen Catlin

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

The world is a dark place, and Felicia and Rachel intro this episode recounting their feels.  The interview starts 15 minutes in, where they interview the wonderful Karen Catlin, author, coach, and advocate for inclusive tech workplaces. Karen spent 25 years in tech as a software engineer, VP, and CEO. Then she moved into leadership coaching, speaking, and advocating for …