Community Events

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  • iJS Conference 2023

    The JavaScript world is constantly evolving and there’s something new to learn every day. We at International JavaScript Conference want you to be a part of that change and stay on top of the latest trends.

  • JAX New York 2023

    At JAX, you will meet engineering experts and thought leaders who will provide thought-provoking insights into their clients’ software architectures. Benefit from their accumulated experience and practical knowledge acquired from mastering various technical challenges.

  • SGO Facilitator, Kia Rivera, will share best practices and strategies companies can use to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for new employees.

    In this webinar, you'll learn how to create an inclusive onboarding process that promotes a sense of belonging for new hires. By the end of the session, you'll better understand how to make your onboarding process more inclusive and effective.

    Take advantage of this opportunity to gain insights to help your organization retain top talent. Register now and take the first step toward a more inclusive workplace culture.

    Learning Goals:

    • Discuss best practices when it comes to inclusively onboarding new employees
    • Explore ways to streamline the onboarding process to make it more inclusive
    • Review frameworks that offer insight into how to provide clear expectations for the first 30, 60, and 90 days

    About the Facilitator:

    Kia Rivera is passionate about all things grounded in community and equity. She has extensive experience in DEI spaces in both Higher Education and Corporate spaces. As a facilitator, Kia believes in the power of storytelling and building community. She uses these tools when facilitating because she believes that when stories are shared, and community is built, we do the deepest learning.

    Kia received her Masters in Higher Education Administration from Suffolk University and earned her BA in History from Lasell University. When she’s not trying to change systems, she can be found hanging out with her dog and wife, gaming, or enjoying the outdoors on a hike or a run.

  • When considering identity, especially the various identities that may or may not be represented within your organization, it's essential to recognize that everyone has multiple identities. Intersectionality is a term and concept coined to describe the interconnected and overlapping nature of social identities. In this webinar, SGO Co-Founder Felicia Jadczak will review various social identity groups, define intersectionality, and discuss how we can consider multiple and intersecting identities within the workplace.

    Learning Goals:

    • Discuss what intersectionality is and how it applies to individuals within the workplace
    • Recognize how identity, privilege, and difference impact how we perceive others and how they perceive us
    • Reflect on individual intersectional identities

    About the Facilitator:

    Felicia is the Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Head of Training at She+ Geeks Out. Felicia is a recognized speaker and consultant in the diversity, equity, and inclusion field. She has extensive and personal experience with leadership, innovation, women in the workforce, the multiracial experience, and disability. Before co-founding SGO, she worked in the technology industry for over ten years, providing strategic guidance and programming for ERGs, DEI councils, and C-suite members. In 2016 she pivoted to focus solely on She+ Geeks Out, where she oversees SGO’s DEI programming and facilitation team.

    Felicia received a BA in Comparative Literature (French, English) from Haverford College. She received an MBA and a Masters in Information Systems (with honors) from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. She also completed Georgetown University’s Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management.