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Rethinking Thanksgiving 2021

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Renyshia Pierce

For the past few years, we have shared some thoughts and resources on why we should rethink Thanksgiving (and how we choose to celebrate it, or not). This year, we have another opportunity to do just that: rethink what, how, and why we choose to celebrate this holiday. For many people, Thanksgiving 2021 will be the first time that they’ll …

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November DEI Virtual Meetup: Moving Forward- DEI Trends and Focus Areas for 2022

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Events by She+ Geeks Out

The issues affecting our world and workplaces have forced us to critically think about what is not only needed, but also possible for our organizations and employees to thrive. From changes to office structures, hiring, engagement and strategic plans, many companies continue to center diversity, equity and inclusion in all efforts. Through these changes, we’ve learned a lot about organizational …

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Ask SGO: How can teams build trust virtually?

In Ask SGO, Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Rachel Sadler

After almost two years of working remotely, workplaces and organizations are trying to figure out how to move forward. Rachel Sadler, DEI Facilitator for She+ Geeks Out, gives tips for how to strengthen teams and build trust virtually. Teams can build trust virtually by primarily focusing on relationships. When we’re in the workplace, we get to chat around the water …

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How to Write a DEI Statement

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by She+ Geeks Out

While DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) efforts are increasingly becoming a part of most organizations’ plan for workplace development and culture, many struggle with how to put their commitments into words. How do you articulate your dedication to… hiring a diverse workforce? Creating and maintaining safe spaces for all employees? Investing in staff development and continuous learning? Summing up something …

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How to Support Employees with Invisible Disabilities

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Rachel Sadler

What is an Invisible Disability? Often when many of us think of someone with a disability, we typically think of someone with a clearly visible impairment such as being in a wheelchair or needing other ambulatory devices for assistance. However, the definition of someone with a disability is much broader. Disability not only includes obvious physical disabilities, but non-obvious physical, …

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Episode 106: Digital Accessibility with Perkins Access

In Blog, Community, The She+ Geeks Out Podcast by Vienna DeGiacomo

In honor of October’s designation of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we spoke with our friends, Taylor Snook, and Jennifer Sagalyn from Perkins Access about digital accessibility. Perkins Access is the digital accessibility group from Perkins School for the Blind. Perkins Access partners with organizations of all kinds to help them create digital products, services and experiences that engage and …