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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 …

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Podcast Episode 98: Making Shift Happen with Edie Stringfellow

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

Edie Stringfellow is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion at MassBio, an organization dedicated to advancing Massachusett’s leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system, and improve patient lives. We wanted to talk with Edie as someone who is on the forefront of the work toward finding a solution to COVID-19 from a …

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Our Feminism is Intersectional. Black Lives Matter.

In Blog, Community, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Persist, Resources by Felicia Jadczak

She+ Geeks Out was founded around feminist principles, and to be clear, our feminism is intersectional. We won’t ignore what is going on around us, because we are part of the problem and (hopefully) the solution.  Many of you may be hurting, grieving, raging, exhausted, feeling trapped, and helpless. We see you and we are with you. The protests and resulting …

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An Open Letter to Black People Wanting to Find Peace in the Midst of Grieving

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

You know the feeling you get when there’s a scream or cry stuck in the back of your throat? That’s probably how many of us have felt as we collectively grieve over Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Muhlaysia Booker, and most recently George Floyd and Tony McDade. The thing about being Black is that you can’t wholeheartedly ignore what’s happening to people who …

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ASK SGO: Is Diversity of Thought Part of DEI Work?

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

We’ve gotten questions recently saying that if we’re talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion work, shouldn’t we also be talking about diversity of thought, especially as it relates to the diversity part of DEI acronym. Now, that’s a really tricky question because we don’t want to overlook what DEI really means. When we’re talking about diversity in the DEI acronym, …