Featured Workshops

Responding to everyday sexism

Whether you experience a sexist act or comment as a recipient or an observer, it can be tough to know what to say in the moment. Everyday sexism includes things like: insults disguised as jokes, devaluing women’s views or voice, role stereotyping, fixation on physical appearance, assumptions that caring and careers don’t mix, and unwarranted gender labeling. This workshop is a way to begin a constructive conversation about what is and what isn’t appropriate at your workplace, how to create ready responses for those sticky situations, and how your organization can set an inclusive, empathic and welcoming tone.

50 Ways to Combat Gender Bias

Gender bias is holding women back in the workplace. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences. This hurts people of all genders and makes it difficult for companies to level the playing field and attract and retain the best talent. Using the Leanin.org’s 50 Ways to Fight Gender Bias cards, we facilitate an open and honest conversation about 6 common biases, dive into specific workplace where bias can appear: hiring, meeting dynamics, everyday interactions, mentorship & sponsorship, and reviews & promotions, and leave participants with tools to feel empowered to discuss and address gender bias.

“I want to share as someone who has taken part in this [Exchange] in the past, how much in a year it has really moved the conversation forward in terms of diversity and inclusion in our organization at VGS and to me it’s been invaluable.”

Tiana Smith, PMP

Director of Climate and Innovation, Vermont Gas Systems