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SGO DEI Virtual Meetup: Embodying diversity, equity, and inclusion at your startup

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


One of the most important things when starting a company is defining workplace culture. With multiple demands and oftentimes a fast-paced environment, startups face unique challenges and opportunities in creating the foundation for the company they envision. A key part of that foundation is embodying a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

What would it look like to honor the identities of employees? How do we increase employee engagement and retention on our team? Where do we even start when discussing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)? These are ongoing questions to ask ourselves as we think of ways to closely align DEI with our mission, values, and practice.

Join us and our special guest speakers who will share their successes and challenges as it relates to embodying a DEI framework within a variety of company types. 


Leah Knobler, Director of Talent Acquisition at Help Scout

Pooja Samuel, People Operations Lead at mabl

Stephanie Lubin, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Manager at CarGurus


5:00-5:30pm- Event check-in begins; small group conversations

5:30-5:45pm- Welcome, SGO intro, housekeeping/announcements, intro to panelists

5:45-6:15pm- Moderated panel discussion

6:15-6:30pm- Audience Q&A

6:30-7:00pm- Closing and virtual networking

How is this going to work?

We’ll be sending out a calendar invite to all attendees a few days prior to the event. In that invite, you’ll get a bunch of details on how it works, as well as a fun list of topics we’ll pre-set for you (don’t worry we’ll leave some room for random on the fly conversations too, you can just consider these icebreakers!). You won’t need to download any software, but for the best experience, we recommend having a computer with camera and microphone ability.


About SGO DEI Meet-Ups:

If you’re leading efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at your company, are just starting to dive into the topic at your workplace, or want to learn more about DEI at work, this meetup is for you! Join others from a variety of industries, with various levels of experience and backgrounds who are also working toward creating equity in the workplace. Make connections, share experiences and learn from each other in a casual setting. Open to all genders.


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Land Acknowledgement

She+ Geeks Out was originally founded on land that is the traditional territory of the Massachusett and Pawtucket tribes, and which is still home to descendants of these peoples. At this point in time, the SGO team is fully remote, and we are located across the United States. Land acknowledgements are a way for us to reflect upon the duality of our work— while we work within our team, our community, and our client organizations to promote greater inclusivity and abolish inequities, we ourselves still perpetuate and contribute to various forms of historical and present oppression. We are now operating in a virtual space, but we can still honor and name the physical spaces we all inhabit. We encourage you to learn more about the lands you are currently on and reflect on your own place in this work.

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We have loads of ways to connect with other SGO womxn. Pick your favorite(s)!

LinkedIn Group
SGO Slack Team
Private Facebook Group