Women + Tech Meetup | Understanding Inclusion: Identity and Intersections

September 13, 2023
September 13, 2023 12:00 PM
1:30 pm
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Diversity and inclusion is not just about checking boxes; it's about acknowledging the complex interplay of our identities. This workshop draws inspiration from the concept of "intersectionality" coined by Kimberly Crenshaw, which recognizes that our identities are interconnected and uniquely influence our perspectives and lived experiences.

Through engaging discussions, interactive activities, and reflective exercises, participants will gain insights into the multidimensional nature of identity and its role in fostering inclusive environments and building strong teams.

Key Takeaways:

Discover the Complexity of Identity: Uncover the layers of your identity, including gender, race, ability, socioeconomic status, and more. Recognize how these facets intersect to shape your perceptions and interactions.

Embrace Intersectionality: Explore the concept of intersectionality and how it contributes to our understanding of the diverse challenges and advantages individuals face.

Deepen Inclusion Understanding: Gain a holistic perspective on inclusion beyond superficial aspects. Learn how to recognize and appreciate the multifaceted identities of others, enhancing your capacity for empathy and understanding.

Foster Inclusive Mindsets: Develop practical strategies for incorporating inclusive thinking into your personal and professional interactions. Cultivate an awareness of the diverse perspectives that enrich our communities.

Empower Change: Leave the workshop equipped with actionable insights to create positive change within your workplace, community, and beyond. Be an advocate for inclusivity and equity by embracing the power of intersectional thinking.

About the Facilitator

A daughter of immigrants, Nisha started her life in Denver, Colorado. She inherited the “Midwestern charm” after a few years in Michigan, then lived in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles before finding home in Atlanta in 2015. She finished her Bachelors in Social Work and Political Science from the University of Utah and completed her Masters in Social Work at University of Georgia.

Nisha spend five years working in the nonprofit world - training college students, staff and faculty on service-learning, leadership and social justice. In 2020, she made the bold (some would say outrageous) decision to work in the Events Industry full time. Guided by the philosophy of Priya Parker, Nisha’s passion is to foster creative, intentional and inclusive gatherings. She currently works as the Events + Marketing Manager at Atlanta Tech Village.

About the Women + Tech Meetup

Ladies of Atlanta, it’s time to come together to make the phrase “Women in Tech” obsolete! Join us as we openly discuss personal and professional growth, challenges in the workplace, community involvement, and whatever else is on your mind. Our Village can be the one to make women in tech the status quo.

Second Wednesday of the Month12:00pm - 1:30pmMission:To empower women in tech through a kick-ass network, intentional teaching & purposeful community because it does take a village.Our goal is to make to Atlanta the number one place for “women in tech” (because clearly it’s not Silicon Valley).

Thank you to our sponsors at Google!