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Gender Inclusivity & Allyship

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Course Description 
First we will begin by walking participants through what we mean when we say Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (“DEI&B”) so that we have the same conceptual framework as we build our conversation exploring strategies around gender inclusivity and allyship. We will also introduce what psychological safety is and outline its foundational value to this conversation. Recognizing that much of DEI&B is about winning over both hearts and minds, we will not only equip participants with the conceptual understanding of gender inclusivity (e.g., what is gender? What types of biases show up here? What are those implications?) [minds], but will also feature a personal story reiterating the importance of gender inclusivity [hearts]. We will then equip participants with actionable steps to take aligning to the four levels of allyship (individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural). We'll explore this from a conceptual level and then weave in tailored actions folks can take starting immediately to weave into their daily routines to uphold gender inclusivity among their teams.
Important note: We highly encourage participants of this session to have attended our previous session on Creating Psychologically Safe Organizations. Although it is not a requirement, we will build upon a lot of the ideas presented therein.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Define DEI&B as it pertains to gender inclusion and allyship
  • Apply actions to daily routines to uphold gender inclusivity among their teams
  • Identify and apply the four levels of allyship

Duration:
60 minutes
Closed Caption: English

Speakers
Megan Abman (she/they) lives with the purpose of inspiring confidence and empowerment. With their background in neuroscience and organizational psychology, they are passionate about helping others perform at their best by fostering the most equitable and inclusive working experience for all. They are a serial entrepreneur, most recently co-founding Strata RMK, a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging ("DEI&B") consultancy where they have the privilege of serving as a fractional Chief Inclusion Officer for organizations across the world. Megan resides in Denver, CO.

Karyn Lu's (she/her) personal mission is to inspire moments of meaning and beauty through human connection. As a co-founder of Strata RMK, she works closely with organizations all over the world to foster brave spaces and reimagine the future of work. With a background in human-centered design and product development, Karyn has 15+ years of experience building inclusive teams, products, and services across both private and public sectors. She has been a TEDx speaker, and her work has earned a Webby Award and a CES Innovation Award. Karyn resides in Atlanta, GA, with her husband and two sons.



ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
This course offers 0.10 CEUs / 1.0 PDH. To receive CEU/PDH, the course must be viewed in its entirety in addition to completing the knowledge check with an 80%.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, the SWE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, SWE is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard.