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Creating Effective Employee Resource Groups

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

Members of underrepresented groups within a company, whether women, different ethnic minorities, LGBTQ, veterans, differently abled, parents, etc, may feel isolated at a company, may lack a sense of belonging and support, and may not feel as though their needs are being met. One way to support them is to create an employee resource group (ERG). While there are a …

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Podcast Episode 41: Identity, Belonging and Transgender/LGBTQ Youth with Huong Diep

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

Huong Diep is a clinical psychologist in Behavioral Health, specializing in working with transgender and gender nonconforming youth. Huong is the daughter of two immigrant parents, has traveled to over 40 countries, worked for the Peace Corps and is fluent in Spanish. After we discuss her fascinating story we discuss transgender and gender nonconforming issues, particularly in relation to youth. Here …

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Closing the Gender Wage Gap in Boston

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

The gender wage gap issue is complex, but just because it’s complex, doesn’t mean it’s not real. Women make up almost half of the workforce and have more college and graduate degrees than men. Yet we still see a 20% wage gap on average in the US. Massachusetts fares better than many states, but there’s still a long way to …

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What Tech Company do You Want to Work For? Start With Those that Highlight Diversity and Inclusion

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

It’s been said you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Whether you believe this or not, it’s worth noting that first impressions do matter. For many, your website is just that. If you’re interested in attracting people who are different from those in your existing networks, a great place to start is your website, as that’s …

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9 Ways to Support Introverts in Meetings

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

At least one-third of people are introverts, according to Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.  I’m actually one of them, and my introvertedness manifests itself in a specific way. Some introverts are perfectly fine speaking publicly with prepared remarks, but have a difficult time thinking on their feet. Others hate the …

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Podcast Episode 22: The SGO Team Announces Corporate Training on Diversity & Inclusion

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

Felicia and Rachel sit down with Katie and Laura to talk about our new SGO offering: corporate diversity training. We reintroduce our amazing workshop designers and facilitators Katie Greenman and Laura Parrott, share what the training will look like, talk about what diversity and inclusion actually mean, and discuss some of the issues and context for this work. Download the episode …

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Podcast Episode 21: Supporting Diversity in the Workplace with Tony Wieczorek

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

Tony, Director of Support at Localytics is our first male guest and is an incredible male ally. In truth, he’s a human ally. He’s all for creating and supporting a diverse culture at Localytics and doesn’t shy away from sharing his experiences and knowledge with others. We joke that if we were looking for a job, we’d want Tony to be …