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January 2020

Mass Innovation Nights 130: The Successful Founders Journey

January 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Workbar Downtown, 24 School Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Free

Mass Innovation Nights #130 will be a night focusing on successful MIN alumni women founders coming back to share their stories. Join us for a night of networking and learning about entrepreneurship! Panelist for the evening will be Kendall Tucker of Polis, Rajia Abdelaziz of InvisaWear, Kylia Garver of Brownmed, Tish Scolnik of GRIT, Gwen Burlingame of Beckon Ice Cream, and Rochelle Nemrow of Family ID. Bobbie Carlton, founder of Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, and Sarah Travers, CEO of…

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She+ Geeks Out January Geek Out: Civic Engagement for Introverts

January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Impact Hub Boston, 50 Milk Street, 17th floor
Boston, 02109 United States
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$10

It's 2020, people, let's do this! But, you know, not necessarily in the knocking-on-doors or calling-people kind of way. Have you ever wanted to get more involved in shaping your community's, your country's, your world's future, but felt unsure how to do it, or overwhelmed by options? Great, us too! Good news, you'll get to meet three fabulous women+ who will share their experiences getting involved in a variety of ways and point you in the right direction if you're…

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February 2020

She+ Geeks Out in Boston February Galentine’s Happy Hour sponsored by Yesware

February 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yesware Boston, 75 Kneeland St, Floor 15
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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$10

We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third." — Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation Join She+ Geeks Out and Yesware for happy hour at their beautiful offices in Boston for this special Galentine's Day event! Bring a bestie or meet a new one and expect wonderful company, delicious food, and yummy drinks, Galentine's style. We’re looking forward to seeing you for a casual and fun get together on the best day…

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She+ Geeks Out in Boston March Happy Hour sponsored by MineralTree

February 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - March 10, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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$10

Join She+ Geeks Out and MineralTree for a happy hour at the super fun and awesome Democracy Brewing! Expect wonderful company, delicious food and bev. We’re looking forward to seeing you for a casual and fun get together! This event is a woman-focused event that intends an inclusive definition of women. We are welcoming and respectful of women, including trans women and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and anyone who identifies as a woman in a way that is significant to…

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SGO Diversity & Inclusion Webinar: Inclusive Meetings in the Workplace

February 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This webinar is useful for anyone who runs meetings, but is unsure they’re getting the best out of their entire staff. We’ll cover the importance of understanding unconscious bias and how that shows up in meetings, different ways people communicate, and how to most effectively acknowledge and include everyone– including those team members who may not be present in the room. You’ll walk away knowing: What an unconscious bias is and how it relates to running an inclusive meeting How…

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March 2020

SGO March Public Workshop: Foundations of an Inclusive Workplace Culture

March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CIC Boston 50 Milk Street Meridian Conference Center, 50 Milk Street
Boston, MA United States
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$25

This workshop is designed to provide foundational understanding of what it means to create a culture of inclusivity in the workplace. Participants will gain insight on the the term inclusion, why it’s important, and main components to consider when thinking of inclusion in the workplace. Agenda: 5:30pm-6:00pm – Registration 6:00pm-7:30pm – Workshop 7:30-8:00pm- Q&A from audience *The event is on the 5th floor of CIC Boston, in the Meridian meeting room* Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning more about…

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SGO DEI Webinar: Inclusive Recruiting & Talent Acquisition in the Workplace

March 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MA United States + Google Map
Free

Recruiters and talent acquisition leaders play an important role in attracting employees to companies. Beyond recruiting employees, it is helpful to have a long-term strategy in place to create a more efficient, productive, and intentional hiring process. In this webinar we will: Review the differences between recruiting and acquiring Debunk the myth about “not finding qualified diverse candidates” Understand why workplaces have a hard time recruiting people from socially marginalized backgrounds Provide insight on how to strategically attract talented candidates Join us…

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April 2020

Virtual Arts Equity Summit 2020: Creating Culture Shifts

April 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - April 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Zoom, Zoom Conferencing
Online, MA United States
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Free

Arts Equity Summit 2020: Creating Culture Shifts: A summit for arts & culture leaders committed to building equity Friday, April 24th: Celebrating our arts community. Visual and performing artists will be presenting work via a digital release party. Saturday, April 25th: Critical conversations towards culture shifts. An action packed day of breakout workshops, panel discussions, and round table meetings, hosted via Zoom. Sunday, April 26th: Community response & healing A series of 1hr drop-ins will feature national leaders at the…

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SGO DEI Virtual Meetup: Embodying diversity, equity, and inclusion at your startup

April 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

One of the most important things when starting a company is defining workplace culture. With multiple demands and oftentimes a fast-paced environment, startups face unique challenges and opportunities in creating the foundation for the company they envision. A key part of that foundation is embodying a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. What would it look like to honor the identities of employees? How do we increase employee engagement and retention on our team? Where do we even start when…

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Resilient Coders Digital Demo Day

April 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Hiring Software Engineers? Join us from home and meet the 2020 Resilient Coders graduating class!   The safety and health of our community come first, and Resilient Coders is joining in the efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We'll be bringing one of our favorite events of the year to you digitally. If your company will soon hire early-career software engineers, please RSVP today. If your company is not hiring, please help us spread the word about Demo…

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May 2020

SGO DEI Webinar: How to Retain Talent in the Workplace

May 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What happens after you’ve attracted amazing talent to your company? Do your employees stay for long, growing with the company? Or do you experience more of a revolving door? What are the reasons why they might decide to leave or stay? These questions help us to examine our current workplace structures in order to make them better, and to ultimately manage voluntary turnover. Please join us in conversation with Patty Wilkinson, Director of Human Resources and Talent Management at Roca,…

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SGO DEI Virtual Meetup: Practicing Allyship as DEI Practitioners and Advocates

May 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The terms allyship, diversity, equity, and inclusion (‘DEI’) have come under scrutiny due to how we approach and practice them. While we may strive to support people who have been socially marginalized, or dismantle structures that create advantages and disadvantages for certain groups of people, the outcomes do not always align with our intentions. Now more than ever, it is important for us to reflect on our roles and positionalities if we are to create sustainable change. During this month’s…

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