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Watch for These Types of Biases When Supporting Your Team

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

Our last blog post on diversity and inclusion addressed specific biases related to hiring. This week, we’re covering the types of biases you might encounter as you support your team. As a refresher, unconscious biases, which are filters through which we process information and make judgments quickly, serve as the starting point for understanding how to counteract the challenges we …

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Watch for These Types of Biases When Hiring Your Next Employee

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

Unconscious biases, which are filters through which we process information and make judgments quickly, serve as the starting point for understanding how to counteract the challenges we all face around diversity and inclusion. You may already be familiar with the term unconscious or implicit bias, but did you know that there are over 150 cognitive bias types that psychologists have …

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Are We at a Tipping Point for Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in the Workplace?

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

The promise of startup culture when it was first realized as such was to be a utopia, filled with brilliant humans making the world a better place. People would be employed at a startup due to fairness, after all, startups are all about meritocracy. Unfortunately, that’s not the way things work, and we’ve seen that while there have been some …

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Podcast Episode 43: Creating an Inclusive Culture in Tech with Katie Burke from Hubspot

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

Katie Burke is the Chief People Officer of HubSpot. We visited their offices and left feeling completely inspired by her passion for creating an inclusive culture, not just at HubSpot, but for all companies. Katie and her team are leading the effort to support women in tech by doing some incredible things. We won’t spoil it for you here. Listen …

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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 …