Via Medium “We want CEOs to use Project Include as a resource for creating meaningful solutions and to tailor our recommendations to their startups and situations. We want executives and managers to understand that diversity and inclusion is a company-wide effort driven from the top down to every employee: If a CEO isn’t invested in
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Via CBC’s Unreserved I just heard this on CBC and thought I would post it. Here’s a sample of Ian Campeau’s explaining his decision: “When you oppress women as you’re trying to elevate your community, you’re oppressing half of the people you’re trying to elevate,” Campeau explained. This re-examination of what he listens to at
Via Shanly (thanks for this!) via Medium Flower Speech: New Responses to Hatred Online by Susan Benesch, is a little beacon of light in the sea of despair that is online hate speech. In the vein of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, where she describes some grass roots environmental-protest movements from around the world
(Via fastcoexist) This is the first I have heard of this wonderful campaign that has as its mission to create a Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights. Founded by Amanda Nguyen, who was confronted with the “hostile place” that is the criminal justice system when her own rape kit was almost destroyed, has taken a
Via fastcompany Did you know that 71% of Freelancers are female? And that most of these women earn 55% less than their male counterparts, a statistic that makes the average wage gap between women and men seem positively quaint? Those are just some of the ugh-inducing statistics quoted Lynsey Grosfield in her article entitled, “Pretend
I will admit, I have never given Monica Lewinsky much thought. So it was with great interest that I read about how she has decided to use her experience as “the object of the first great internet shaming” to advocate for a more compassionate internet. Here is some of her advice for those who find
Menstrual leave. Huh. Who knew this was even a thing? That was my first reaction when I saw the title of this article. And I’ll admit to indulging in a “really? Is that really necessary?” Then I thought about my response to my daughters’ complaints around their cycle (basically, take an Advil and suck it
Hey Girl Global, a new magazine set to launch in fall 2016, is looking for creatives! Thanks to Shanly for sharing! HGG CALL FOR CREATIVES
Via A List Apart (Thanks Eric and Kirsten for sharing!) Our users don’t live the tidy little lives we’ve concocted for our personas, with their limited set of problems. Life is messy and unpredictable; some days, terrible. When planning a project, it’s important not to let our excitement lull us into blithely ignoring life’s harsher
(Thanks for sharing Eric!) The first is a lovely cartoon by Ronnie Ritchie via Everyday Feminism on how to respond when you are criticized online. Here’s a quick preview: Funny. I am in the middle of reading a book entitled The Curse of the Good Girl by Rachel Simmons. In it she addresses how girls
If you haven’t seen Zoe Quinn’s blog post, you should probably read it. It is equally tragic, surreal and extremely disturbing. It is also a scathing indictment of the justice system: “The simple fact of the matter is the criminal justice system is meant to punish, not protect. I don’t care about seeing him punished
And over in the Right to the City corner, is an interesting musing on community activism via an OKCupid love story! Here is the link to the original blog post and movie.
For some reason, my inbox (and by inbox I mean all of my various news feeds) have dropped some lovely ideas about how to craft a progressive, innovative and most of all, inclusive company culture. The First is this article about Netflix’s Culture Statement: I like the slide about brilliant jerks, and how they cost
I have been hearing about this kickstarter initiative from Hollaback, a non-profit and movement to end harassment in public spaces, all day on the CBC. In terms of positive design hacks to combat cyberviolence, this one is simple, elegant and effective due to its reliance on the best part of humanity. On Heartmob you can
Here is a 15-minute podcast from Planet Money entitled When Women Stopped Coding, about why the numbers of women dropped so rapidly in the 80s (1984 to be exact). At the end, they tell of a simple design hack some universities used successfully to retain women in the computer science faculty.