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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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...?
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!
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.