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Friday, September 21 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Becoming an everyday advocate for diversity and inclusion — [career]

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How do we ensure everyone feels welcome in the workplace? I say "we" to emphasize that the everyday decisions we make in how we interact with fellow coworkers largely impact how welcoming our workplace is.During this talk you'll learn how to become everyday change makers by implementing small changes to create a more welcoming workplace.

What makes you different makes you wonderful. The differences that make us unique and special whether they be our race, ethnicity,cultural traditions, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and/or personalities types can also be a source of contention.How do you handle talking to those who are different and not your typical crowd at work? Do your day to day conversations leave room for others or can they only be understood by a small group of fellow coworkers? Most importantly how can you make an impact on fostering a more welcoming workplace?

During this talk we will walk through these questions together by first defining what diversity truly is and how it impacts an organization. Secondly we'll take a close look at what it means to be an inclusive workplace be redefining what inclusion is and how to balance different ideals and mindsets. Next, we'l walk through detailed steps on how to best evaluate to what level your workplace promotes diversity and inclusion and last but surely not least provide guidance on steps you can take to influence your workplace culture from the ground up.

Participants of this talk will walk away with a greater understanding of what it means to be a diverse and inclusive workplace. Participants will also step away with individual steps they can take to become advocates of change to create a more welcoming work environment.

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Ijeoma Ezeonyebuchi

Test Engineer, NPR
Ijeoma currently works as a Mobile Quality Assurance Engineer at NPR validating mobile applications and the backend services that power them. Outside of work you can often find her mentoring women in tech as a Java/Android Lab Lead for Women Who Code DC or volunteering. For fun you... Read More →

Friday September 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Wingback Wayfair, 4 Copley Place, 7th floor, Boston, MA 02116