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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 …

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Ask SGO: What does it mean to Hold Space?

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

You may have heard people offer to hold space, but what does that even mean? SGO’s own Felicia Jadczak and Fatima Dainkeh dig into what holding space means, and offer tips about how we can put it into action. View the full video transcript below. Fatima: As facilitators, some of the time when we’re starting our facilitation, or we’re starting …

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SGO Book Club: Beyond Leaning In

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

Women face so many day-to-day slights in the workplace. You can think of it as a thousand everyday cuts. Each cut may seem small on its own, but together these have cumulative and ripple effects. Below is an excerpt from BEYOND LEANING IN, (out now!), a new kind of business book written as a novel by Melanie Ho in order …

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Confronting Anti-Asian Racism as BIPOC

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

She+ Geeks Out’s Felicia Jadczak, Co-CEO and Head of Training and Fatima Dainkeh, Learning and Development Manager, discuss the recent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes happening in the US. They also discuss what it means to support BIPOC people overall, Asian Americans and Asians as a specific group, and how that all connects when we’re talking about the complexity of …

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Ask SGO: Supporting Your Team

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

View the full video transcript below. As a people manager and or a leader within your organization, we have to be thinking, especially in these times, about how to support our teams during times of crisis. And I can tell you from my perspective, this is an ongoing conversation because, to use a sports metaphor, the goalposts are always moving. …

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The First Five Steps to Take as a DEI Leader- Part 1

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

It’s the night before you start your new DEI role. You feel giddy with excitement about starting this new role in the morning. You really vibed with your new team and think that you’ve found great allies in the leaders that you’ll be partnering with. Although you sense some nervousness about the journey that lies ahead of you, overall you feel pumped …

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Discussing Race, Racism, and Anti-racism During Black History Month

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

Many of us might find ourselves asking: how can we honor or celebrate Black History Month this year? As a facilitator, I think that having honest, guided conversations that lead to action is one way to honor Black History Month. I’ve seen companies bring in guest speakers, support black owned businesses, donate to organizations, etc. While all of that is …