She Geeks Out Launches New Corporate Program on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
BOSTON, January 16, 2018 (Newswire.com) - She Geeks Out (“SGO”) announced that applications are open for their new corporate program, The Vault. In this unique program designed specifically for executives, senior leaders, startup founders, venture capitalists and managers, attendees will learn about the historical context of oppression including racism and sexism, current terminology and thinking, and how to apply this knowledge to real-world workplace scenarios. In what is arguably a particularly challenging time for corporate leaders grappling with a heightened awareness of the importance of creating an inclusive and welcoming work environment, this program will provide a confidential space to discuss difficult issues with their peers and be facilitated by experts in workplace diversity and inclusion. The overarching goal is to translate this learning into action by helping attendees move the needle forward toward equity for all within their organization. Upon completion, participants will be more informed, be able to make a strong business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have a better understanding of their own identities and their impact on the workplace.
The Vault will take place over six mornings beginning early Spring 2018. The public Spring program is open to individuals from various organizations; the program is also available to companies’ internal teams upon request. Each of the six sessions will focus on a different topic: Identity, Terminology, Power and Privilege, Skill Building, Multicultural Organizational Development, and Action Planning. SGO requests that interested parties apply on the SGO website as soon as possible to ensure availability.
Vault pilot program attendee Jaclyn Jussif from EdX had this to say:
“I found The Vault excellent for gaining comfort in the language of diversity, equity, and inclusion. I was able to work with the facilitators and the rest of our group to assess current challenges, create an action plan and immediately begin working toward a more inclusive work environment. I highly recommend this training to anyone passionate about creating healthy, diverse, and inclusive teams.”
SGO offers several corporate training workshops, of which the Vault is the newest. Other trainings include “Unconscious Bias in the Workplace”, “Recruiting and Hiring for Diversity”, and “Retaining Talent Through Inclusivity”.
About She Geeks Out: SGO’s mission is to educate, promote and support diverse and inclusive companies and organizations, by taking a holistic approach to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace. They provide women in STEM an opportunity to network and connect with each other as well as with companies who wish to hire them. At the same time, they support companies in their diversity and inclusion efforts by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and tools to create an inclusive environment, in a safe and welcoming space. Learn more about She Geeks Out at www.shegeeksout.com.
Phone: (617) 752-1144
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