Why I March

Posted on January 20, 2017

I march because I am hopeful...and afraid. #WomensMarch

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Microaggressions: We Can Do Better

Posted on October 24, 2016

Recently, I've had some epiphanies about microaggressions, sparked by reading Phoebe Robinson's You Can't Touch My Hair and by listening to Dr. Derald Wing Sue.

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Latinxs in Tech: The Minorities of Minorities?

Posted on September 8, 2016

What am I doing, personally, to support Latinxs? Who is in my circle? Another aha moment in my inclusion in tech journey, and what I'm going to do about it.

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Why Do We Need Affinity Groups?

Posted on April 12, 2016

I am often asked why we need affinity groups. Why is there a Women in Technology group when we don’t have a Men in Technology group? etc. If you've never needed an affinity group, I can see how it's a bit mysterious. Read on for the answer AND a fun quiz!

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What About People with Disabilities?

Posted on March 25, 2016

Interview with Jane Grillo, who asked why I didn’t mention people with disabilities in my recent talk about inclusion. I mumbled something like “well, um, I don’t really know much about the issues facing people with disabilities." She graciously agreed to give me a primer.

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Diversify Your Feed Bingo

Posted on March 10, 2016

At Salesforce, we've gamified learning to code on our platform, so I thought I'd try that approach for diversity. Try this fun game with your friends, your team, or your meetup groups: Diversify Your Feed Bingo.

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What Can White Dudes Do?

Posted on February 25, 2016

I challenge all White Dudes to recognize your privilege, acknowledge racism and sexism, and advocate for equality. I also challenge you to set aside your ego, get into a deep learning mode, and approach with humility. Here are my 3 tips to get you started...

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There’s a Lesbian Barbie!

Posted on February 9, 2016

Millions of kids play with Barbie. Yes, even kids who are lesbians, or athletes, or both. Now they have a Barbie that looks like them. I'm wondering if Mattel read my Open Letter a year ago...?

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HTTW Step 3: Be Inclusive

Posted on January 26, 2016

When you start to Be Brave, you will be the voice of change, and people will inevitably say, "OK, I'm in - what do you want me to do?" Tell them to be inclusive!

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HTTW Step 2: Be Brave

Posted on November 24, 2015

Once you are Paying Attention, you will see things that are unfair, or always skewed to one group or another, and you will hear stories that aren’t being told in the mainstream media. The next step is to take action, which requires being brave.

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