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DEI Steering Committee – Part 2: Sustaining Your Efforts

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Erika Powell

Creating a DEI Committee is an essential step in demonstrating your organization’s commitment to bringing forth and prioritizing changes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You may have already read our post about 3 Steps to Forming an Effective DEI Committee. However, a committee is not self-sustaining, and just forming one is not enough– the work must be nurtured over …

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3 Steps to Forming an Effective DEI Steering Committee

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Erika Powell

In the wake of the events of 2020 and early 2021, your organization may have realized that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training is a starting point towards a larger DEI journey.  If you’re eager to put what you learned during training into action and create organizational change, consider forming a DEI Steering Committee/Council.  Forming a DEI Steering Committee/Council is …

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Ask SGO: 3 Tips for Successful Virtual Interviewing

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

If you’re involved in hiring or recruiting for your company, you might be thinking to yourself that you knew how to go about interviewing candidates in “normal,” pre-pandemic times before we were all virtual, but what do we do now that we’re interviewing remotely for virtual positions and conducting virtual interviews? Felicia Jadczak, Co-CEO and Head of Training for She+ Geeks …

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Episode 105: Beyond Leaning In with Melanie Ho

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

Melanie Ho, author of BEYOND LEANING IN: Gender Equity and What Organizations are Up Against, sits down with Rachel and Felicia to discuss the cumulative and ripple effects of discrimination against women in the workplace. The novel offers unique insights in a fictionalized (but very familiar) office as men and women try (and often fail) to create an equitable and …

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Stop Asian Hate: A Note from Co-CEO Felicia Jadczak

In Blog by Felicia Jadczak

Yesterday I personally shared some thoughts and reactions to the news of the murders in Atlanta. We wanted to follow up today with a community-wide note to address what has happened. Eight people were murdered, six of whom were Asian women.  To be clear, language matters and we need to call this what it is: a hate crime. This past …

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Episode 104: Meghan Markle and The Royally Toxic Institution of Whiteness

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

She+ Geeks Out Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion facilitators Fatima Dainkeh and Jacquis Watters sit down to respond to Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A CBS Primetime Special. Fatima and Jacquis look at the Royal Family’s connection to and complicity with the institutions of whiteness and white supremacy, and why it’s dangerous to separate institutions from people. They also dive into the …

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Why we’re a B Corp

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, News by Rachel Murray

She+ Geeks Out became a Certified B Corp in early 2017. This is important stuff. We’re often asked if we’re a nonprofit because we’re a social enterprise. When we share that we aren’t, the responses and reactions sometimes vary. The myth that only nonprofits can be social mission-driven is lessening, but is still very much prevalent. The reality is businesses …

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Intersectionality at Work

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Erika Powell

Examining issues in the workplace through an intersectional lens is paramount to conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. When working to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace, we cannot overlook the fact that power, identity, privilege, and oppression are inextricably linked. When we do, we run the risk of perpetuating systems of oppression and inequities towards other groups. Intersectionality is a …