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Community Care in Crisis

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

The term community care comes from a community organizing background. We’re asking: “How do I leverage my privilege, power, and resources to be of support to another person or a group of people? How do I support my colleagues, my loved ones, and community members during uncertain times and in a time when many of us are socially isolated?” Here …

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Benefits of Online Training for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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

Some might take pause when the idea of online training for such complex and sensitive topics as diversity, equity, and inclusion is presented at their company. We believe that nothing can truly take the place of an expertly facilitated in-person workshop where people can gather together to have the space and time to talk and learn about these issues. However, …

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The Work is Not the Workshop

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Fatima Dainkeh

Many companies and organizations hire consultants or external facilitators to educate and train their employees on diversity, equity, and inclusion (‘DEI’) related topics. Common training topics include: bias in the workplace, microaggressions, recruiting talent, and creating an inclusive culture within the workplace, to name a few. While we provide training on all of these topics and believe that they are …

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5 Ways To Incorporate Community Care in the Workplace

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Events by Fatima Dainkeh

A Recap from our DEI Meetup – From Self-Care to Community Care: How Can We Show Up for Ourselves and Our Colleagues?  Panelists:  Adriana Black, Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion Education at Tufts University Chloe Davis-Carden, Senior Director of People and Culture at BetterLessonJaylee Momplaisir, Talent and People Strategist at Sendwave and CEO/Co-founder of You Good Sis?  At our first …

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Beyond Self-Care: Understanding Community Care and Why It’s Important

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Fatima Dainkeh

“Shouting ‘self-care’ at people who actually need community care is how we fail people.”- Nakita Valerio  You’ve probably heard the term ‘self-care’ in some capacity– perhaps from a friend, colleague, or even a supervisor telling you to take care of yourself in a number of different ways. While this term has become popular in today’s world and derives from feminist …

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2019 By and Beyond the Numbers

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

We’re about to head into a brand new decade and are so honored to receive your continued support as we grow and find new ways to support you! Below are a few numbers showing our growth this year, but that’s just a minor representation of how She+ Geeks Out has grown. We’ve offered more types of programming on diversity, equity, …

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Recommended Books to Start a DEI Book Club at Your Workplace

In Blog, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Fatima Dainkeh

Creating intentional space and time to discuss topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace can be difficult. One of the reasons why might be because your company believes there aren’t enough resources to create or support a DEI initiative within your workplace. One small but impactful way to start or continue the conversation around DEI is …