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An Open Letter to Black People Wanting to Find Peace in the Midst of Grieving

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

You know the feeling you get when there’s a scream or cry stuck in the back of your throat? That’s probably how many of us have felt as we collectively grieve over Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Muhlaysia Booker, and most recently George Floyd and Tony McDade. The thing about being Black is that you can’t wholeheartedly ignore what’s happening to people who …

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How to Transition to Working from Home: Update

In Blog, COVID-19, Resources by Felicia Jadczak

The She+ Geeks Out team has been fully working from home for approximately two months at this point. While we were a blended team beforehand with roughly half our team predominantly remote, the past few months have seen everyone settling into a remote-first work environment. When we initially realized that due to COVID-19 concerns we (and many other organizations) would …

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How to Transition to Working from Home

In Blog, COVID-19, Resources by Felicia Jadczak

In these ever changing times, one new reality that many of us have had to confront in the past few days is transitioning from working in an office to working remotely. More and more organizations are attempting to slow down the possibility for infection and transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While we’re still learning details on how this disease …

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Nine Recent TV Shows and Movies That Pass the Bechdel Test

In Blog, Resources by Rachel Murray

The Bechdel test is named after Alison Bechdel who introduced the concept as part of her Dykes to Watch Out For comic series in 1985, but she attributes it to her friend Liz Wallace, who attributed it to Virginia Woolf. Here’s how the test works – a piece of fiction has to satisfy three requirements: It has to have at …

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Rethinking Thanksgiving

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

While for many people Thanksgiving is simply a time of food, family, and friends, we think it’s important to remember the true story of Thanksgiving. While many of us think about this day as a way to commemorate a positive relationship between the Pilgrims and Native Americans in the 1600s, the reality is significantly different. We’ve put together a few …

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20 Books by Women to Look for in 2018

In Blog, geek life, Resources by Rachel Murray

In the middle of a world gone insane, my favorite places to hide have always been books. We’ve collected a list of 20 books written by women that are coming out this year. Some are an escape from the world, others are an unflinching look at the worst of it. Whatever your tastes are, we have found something for you. …

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Twenty 2017 books by incredible authors who happen to be women

In Blog, Resources by Rachel Murray

As many of us head into quieter and possibly more contemplative times, it’s a wonderful opportunity to discover new books and new authors. We’ve gathered together 20 books by incredible authors… who just so happen to be women. We’ve tried to capture various moods and tastes, so you’ll find fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, drama, inspiration, humor, and advice. If you have …

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SGO 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

In Blog, Resources by Rachel Murray

Welcome to our second annual Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve updated our first Holiday Gift Guide just for you, filled with lots of ways to make your holiday less stressful. And heck, you might find a few gifts you’ll want to buy for yourself! This year we’ve updated a few sections, most notably the Books section. In it you’ll find: Gifts, geeky and …

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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 …