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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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Moving Toward Equity in the Workplace

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

In 2017, we launched diversity and inclusion training in order to provide companies with the knowledge and tools to create a more inclusive work environment. Our goal was (and still is) to help support companies in their own diversity and inclusion efforts and help them move the needle in meaningful and actionable ways. We started off with a series of …

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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 …

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How Different Types of Power Impact You and Others at Work – Part 1

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

When we think about power at work, it’s easy to get caught up in the traditional forms of power, for example the type of power your boss might hold, or the power that someone who runs the company possesses.  It’s worth noting that we all have different forms of power in different situations.  As always, we’ll focus specifically on workplace …