Connecting Diverse Employees With Inclusive Employers.
An abbreviated, intimate job fair to connect companies with their future employees who may not have ready access to mainstream systems of power.
In February 2019, we partnered with SYPartners - a company dedicated to helping individuals, leaders, teams and organizations positively transform themselves to increase their societal impact, to bring you Equality @ Work, a first-of-its-kind intimate job fair designed to connect inclusive employers with diverse employees.
Many Feminist Camp alums were in the house and can attest to what an affirming afternoon it was. SY Partners was a great collaborator and we are so thankful to all present, including those speakers representing Warby Parker, HBO, Droga5, OneWorld publishing, Cisco and many others! Here are some highlights!
“I learned that there are people out there working hard to ensure that diversity, inclusion and equity are taken seriously at the work space; that this is not a myth. It gives me hope.” – Paridhi Rana
Dominique Mungin, People Operations Specialist at Google shared that our life paths are not linear and that no one has to know exactly what they want to do.
Nicole Counts, an Associate Editor, discussed how One World was created to highlight diverse voices, experiences, and stories as well as providing a home for authors and artists who did not want to be limited to a specific genre.
When asked about what risks she took, Mahima Joishy, a badass employment lawyer, opened up about choosing not to get married; while Derek Dykens, Development Manager at Cisco, talked about coming out to his co-workers and how supportive his co-workers were.
Deepa Sen, Group Strategy Director at Droga5, shared how important it is to create a safe space with diversity & inclusion. Echoing that, Tiffany Hardin, Strategic Partnerships at Digital Undivided, discussed how important it was to practice self-care in the workplace and know your boundaries. She also shared the stress and fear surrounding being labeled an ‘angry black woman.’
Stella Park, VP of talent acquisition at HBO discussed how she uses her psychology major every day in her work in Human Resources.
We had an amazing time meeting everyone, and we hope to see you again next time!