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Growing organizational diversity, equity and inclusion awareness in a remote world

Shannon Cherry May 31, 2021

A report from Scientific American found that diverse workplaces can encourage people to be more creative and more diligent. Having a healthy, equitable workplace can help your organization retain your top talent, which has historically been a huge challenge for social enterprises. An inclusive team can lead to better performance. 

The pandemic and remote working doesn’t need to sideline your diversity, equity and inclusion efforts (DEI) efforts. In fact, some organizations have found that the new way of working creates a perfect opportunity for authentic introspection and change. For example, TechSoup has implemented a staff-volunteer and staff-run program to create awareness about diversity issues, which pivoted to a completely remote program. From book clubs and discussions, from implicit-bias training to self-discovery workshops, this program increases awareness and change.

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn specific steps to take to create an active, engaged workplace while working together and remotely, including:

  • Deepening the commitment to DEI efforts from staff working remotely
  • Engaging staff in leading the charge to disrupt biases
  • Moving from discussion and ideas to taking action

Format

Workshop

Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion

Themes

DEI, Remote Work

Purpose and Desired Outcome

For others to gain awareness and begin developing opportunities to engage staff to deepen a commitment to DEI efforts

Audiences

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Service Providers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Corporate & SME

Speakers

  • NameLaCheka Phillips
  • TitleEID DIrector
  • OrganizationTechSoup
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMina Uribina
  • Titleassociate program manager
  • OrganizationBRIDGE/TechSoup
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameLaura Ross-Perry
  • Titleprogram development manager
  • OrganizationBRIDGE/TechSoup
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameDiana Ruiz
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationWomen's Global Leader Initiative
  • StatusInvited
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