The last time we at Technical.ly hosted our monthly Most Diverse Tech Hub workshop, we couldn’t help but to notice — our chat couldn’t stop buzzing with questions. Our facilitators answered what they could in the hour, but what really surprised us was seeing how many attendees were jumping in to answer the questions that remained in the chat, sharing best practices that worked for their own organizations.
We began this series as a way to offer actionable steps on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion and DEI knowledge in the workforce, but it quickly became a community in and of itself, bringing much a long overdue conversation to the forefront.
We have only a few workshops left in this series. The next one, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 12:30 p.m. EST, will be focused on microaggressions and their impact. Facilitation will be led by HR pro Tamara Rasberry.
This workshop will cover what microaggressions are, how to recognize them in your workplace, and how they impact the employee experience, including employee mental health. In addition to a better understanding of the effect of microaggressions on mental health, attendees will receive actionable steps for creating psychologically safe and mental health-friendly environments for their Black and brown team members.
Can’t attend but still want to be a part of this? All registrants will get an accompanying worksheet filled with useful information, and a recording of the workshop afterward.
The Most Diverse Tech Hub Initiative is a program created in partnership with the City Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce. Look out for announcements about future events.
More about our facilitator:
Tamara M. Rasberry, SHRM-CP, PHR, is the owner of Rasberry Consulting, LLC, an HR consulting firm with a focus on addressing mental health in the workplace and developing HR strategies through a lens of inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging. Her 20+ years of HR and nonprofit experience have included in-house and consultant roles with nonprofit organizations of all sizes in the DC Metropolitan area.
Rasberry has a proven track record of successfully establishing, managing, improving, and implementing HR functions as well as developing short- and long-term strategies and supervising team members.-30-