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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, …

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Podcast Episode 96: Inclusion in the Workplace with Bärí A. Williams

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

Bärí A. Williams is Head of Legal for Human Interest, a company offering an easy and affordable 401(k) retirement plan for the modern workforce, and published author in the New York Times, WIRED, Fortune, and Fast Company. We virtually sat down with Bärí to discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and how it’s more important …

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ASK SGO: How can we support our colleagues who observe Ramadan during COVID?

In Blog, COVID-19, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Rachel Murray

Ramadan Mubarak to those observing the month of Ramadan During this time, many Muslims around the world will be fasting from sunrise to sunset, praying, reflecting, and thinking of ways to gather as a community. This year community gatherings will look different since many of us are practicing physical distancing as best as we can. As a result, there are …

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Supporting Our Colleagues During Times of Crisis Webinar Recap

In Blog, COVID-19, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Fatima Dainkeh

This blog post is a recap of our webinar hosted on April 15th: Supporting Our Colleagues During Times of Crisis featuring Dr. Charmain F. Jackman, Dean of Health & Health Wellness at Boston Arts Academy. Get access to all of our diversity, equity, and inclusion webinars Dr. Charmain F. Jackman shared her wisdom and resources to help us think of …

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2019 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey Results

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

SGO has provided programming in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (‘DEI’) space since 2017. In 2018, we conducted our first ever survey to assess how and what the Boston-area tech community thought about diversity and inclusion. Specifically, we wanted to hear from tech companies about what they were doing to respond to the increase in interest in diversity and inclusion, …

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Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion more important in times of crisis?

In Blog, COVID-19, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Felicia Jadczak

How are we thinking and talking about the issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion in this new reality- in this new age of coronavirus that we find ourselves living through? I’ve seen an interesting shift in a lot of the partners and companies and clients that we’ve been chatting and working with. Some companies are really doubling down and putting …