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Assessing Your Current DEI Initiatives

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

The events of the past year and half have prompted many organizations to make significant changes in their diversity, equity, and inclusion (‘DEI’) efforts. Remember – we initially started this conversation with how to select the right DEI facilitator, but what happens next? Once you get the proverbial ball rolling, how do you assess whether or not your DEI efforts …

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Episode 107: Felicia & Rachel Try Not To Panic-Spiral About 2022

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

Rachel Murray and Felicia Jadczak sat down in early December to recap 2021 and make predictions for 2022. They get dark at times (when looking at the past year, who could help it?), and attempt to pull each other out of their panic spirals- to varying levels of success. We’re covering politics, attempted coups, Animal Crossing, alien overlords, annoying beauty …

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Episode 106: Digital Accessibility with Perkins Access

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

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 …

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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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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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Episode 103: The Wonderful World of DEI Metrics with Erika Powell

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

To learn more about goal setting and meaningfully measuring DEI metrics, read Measuring Diversity and Inclusion Meaningfully Diversity, equity, and inclusion experts Felicia Jadczak, Fatima Dainkeh, and Erika Powell talk about the myriad of ways companies can meaningfully measure the impact of DEI programs, how to move on from initial benchmarking data, destigmatizing DEI data, what metrics are important to …

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Meditation for Self Care

In Blog, Community by Vienna DeGiacomo

She+ Geeks Out teamed up with mindfulness educator Sarah Jane Shangraw to bring a meditation for self care to our community. Rest and care are essential as we work to abolish inequity in the workplace and beyond. Enjoy this 20 minute meditation as you center yourself, leave distractions behind, and indulge in self care for times of crisis and change. …

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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 …