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Why Hiring for Culture Fit Isn’t So Great

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

Culture fit – even companies that are deeply committed to having a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture still use this term without fully understanding its implications. It’s so common to hear people say they want to hire for ‘culture fit’. A company might define their culture as inclusive, warm, welcoming, fun, and hard working, and who wouldn’t want to …

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Podcast Episode 70: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Chris Haigh

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

Chris Haigh is the Founder and Lead Consultant of True Change Associates, a consultancy dedicated to making the world a more just and equitable world. Chris is also working with us to design and facilitate our newest programming that dives deep into issues not just on diversity and inclusion, but also equity. Listen on and get inspired. We were! Download …

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The Invisible Disability of Mental Illness

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by flywheel

Diversity is not something I thought a lot about before starting this job. I knew the basics: that it’s important, that there’s not enough of it, and that talking about it might make people uncomfortable. What never crossed my mind was the idea that my perspective was unique or necessary. I’m a cisgender, straight, white, female. People who look like …

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14 Must Watch YouTube Videos on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

If you’re more of an audiovisual learner, we’ve got just the thing for you. These brilliant people and organizations spoke on diversity, equity, and inclusion, tackling the issues with intelligence, humility, and in several cases, humor. We also have some helpful short best practice videos on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Have a look! The Business Case for Diversity and InclusionTime: …

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Podcast Episode 66: Say My Name with Payal and Sheera from YWBoston

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

Ooooh, we went there friends! Please meet Payal Sharma and Sheera Borstein from YWBoston, a nonprofit committed to eliminating racism and empowering women. We talked about identity, microaggressions, bias and more, and how complicated these issues are even when we’re aware that bias exists and microaggressions are a very real thing. It’s all a process! We talked with Payal and …

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Change in Action: How Formlabs changed their job descriptions to be more inclusive

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

Meet Caitlin Outterson, who works in the People Operations team at Formlabs. Caitlin attended one of our workshops last year and has since made some changes based on her experience. We thought we’d share them with you here! What is Formlabs and what’s your role there? Formlabs is an incredible company of engineers, problem-solvers, designers, and people getting things done …

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Announcing our First Annual Boston Tech Diversity and Inclusion Survey

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

We’re excited to announce our inaugural research project intended to assess the state of diversity and inclusion among Boston-area tech companies. We’ve found that while many surveys have been conducted on this topic, few if any have focused exclusively on the Boston area. We are partnering with Dr. Clare Mehta, a faculty member in the Psychology Department at Emmanuel College, …

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Why We’re Partnering with Hack.Diversity

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

Since 2013, Boston has seen its innovation industry explode. This has been wonderful for the city’s economy, but problematic in a few key areas. Like many other cities, Boston’s tech companies are struggling to find the people to carry out their vision. Meanwhile, there are thousands of candidates locally who struggle to find jobs in tech, a large percentage of …

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How Different Types of Power Impact You and Others at Work – Part 2

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

In our last blog post, we discussed three different types of power that are present in the workplace based on Nicole Lipkin’s book What Keeps Leaders Up at Night. In this follow up post, we’ll be exploring four more types of power, along with some examples of how each may be used. Informational Power: Those with informational power have access …