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DEI Steering Committee – Part 3: Futureproofing the Work of Your DEI Steering Committee

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Erika Powell

In this final installment of this DEI Committee series, we’re diving into how to begin to look at wider support structures and measurements of success of the work of the committee. In this three part series, we will be focusing on: 3 Steps to Forming an Effective DEI Steering Committee Sustaining Your Efforts Futureproofing the Work of Your DEI Steering …

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DEI Steering Committee – Part 2: Sustaining Your Efforts

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Erika Powell

Creating a DEI Committee is an essential step in demonstrating your organization’s commitment to bringing forth and prioritizing changes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this three part series, we will be focusing on: 3 Steps to Forming an Effective DEI Steering Committee Sustaining Your Efforts Futureproofing the Work of Your DEI Steering Committee However, a committee is not …

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DEI Steering Committee – Part 1: 3 Steps to Forming an Effective DEI Steering Committee

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Erika Powell

In the wake of the events of 2020 and early 2021, your organization may have realized that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training is a starting point towards a larger DEI journey.  If you’re eager to put what you learned during training into action and create organizational change, consider forming a DEI Steering Committee/Council.  Forming a DEI Steering Committee/Council is …

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Ask SGO: 3 Tips for Successful Virtual Interviewing

In Ask SGO, Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by She+ Geeks Out

If you’re involved in hiring or recruiting for your company, you might be thinking to yourself that you knew how to go about interviewing candidates in “normal,” pre-pandemic times before we were all virtual, but what do we do now that we’re interviewing remotely for virtual positions and conducting virtual interviews? Felicia Jadczak, Co-CEO and Head of Training for She+ Geeks …

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Why we’re a B Corp

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

She+ Geeks Out became a Certified B Corp in early 2017. This is important stuff. We’re often asked if we’re a nonprofit because we’re a social enterprise. When we share that we aren’t, the responses and reactions sometimes vary. The myth that only nonprofits can be social mission-driven is lessening, but is still very much prevalent. The reality is businesses …

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Intersectionality at Work

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Erika Powell

Examining issues in the workplace through an intersectional lens is paramount to conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. When working to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace, we cannot overlook the fact that power, identity, privilege, and oppression are inextricably linked. When we do, we run the risk of perpetuating systems of oppression and inequities towards other groups. Intersectionality is a …

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Ask SGO: What does it mean to Hold Space?

In Ask SGO, Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by She+ Geeks Out

You may have heard people offer to hold space, but what does that even mean? SGO’s own Felicia Jadczak and Fatima Dainkeh dig into what holding space means, and offer tips about how we can put it into action. View the full video transcript below. Fatima: As facilitators, some of the time when we’re starting our facilitation, or we’re starting …

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SGO Book Club: Beyond Leaning In

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by She+ Geeks Out

Women face so many day-to-day slights in the workplace. You can think of it as a thousand everyday cuts. Each cut may seem small on its own, but together these have cumulative and ripple effects. Below is an excerpt from BEYOND LEANING IN, (out now!), a new kind of business book written as a novel by Melanie Ho in order …