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Should We Have Tolerance for Different Ideologies in the Workplace?

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

Events of the past few weeks have heightened an already fraught environment. Hardly a week goes by without another story about discrimination, violence, and intolerance (yes, all sides do claim this one). The past few weeks have seen a more vocal push for discrimination against minorities and women. From James Damore’s memo claiming that women are biologically inferior to men …

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Why Women-Only Spaces are Important

In Blog, Community, Opinion by Rachel Murray

2016 was a great year for bringing a deeper awareness to gender inequities in the workplace. Hardly a day goes by without tripping over an article about this topic which is great news, because there’s so much work to be done (as evidenced by the comments in many aforementioned articles). However, while we’re seeing a greater awareness, we’re also seeing …

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Why We’re Taking a Stand

In Blog, Opinion by Rachel Murray

When we first launched She+ Geeks Out, we were very clear about staying neutral in our political stance. We want to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all women in STEAM*. We appreciate a diverse set of opinions and want all women to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, but we also believe in positivity, inclusivity, transparency, science, provable facts …

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We’re With Her

In Blog, Opinion by Rachel Murray

When we first launched She+ Geeks Out, we made a conscious decision to not bring politics into the community. Everyone has a right to their own opinion and we felt it wasn’t right to state ours publicly. We’ve held to this, despite the historical nature of a woman getting closest to the United States presidency in history, and despite the …