Part 2 of a conversation from Sarah Wolfe and panelists presented at the NTEN NTC conference in March 2022. Centered around their diverse journeys to success, this session with four leaders celebrated bright spots of successful inclusion and cultivation of diversity in nonprofit technology, as well as sharing advice for the individual and the organization for thriving on the road ahead. Whether you come from an under-represented background, or want to do more at your nonprofit organization or tech company to support and include staff, this panel session was a vibrant discussion among women with a lot to say and share.
What support has helped you get where you are today in nonprofit tech? What experiences have shaped your career? What have you had to overcome?
Learn to listen! How can you be an ally? How can your workplace provide an environment where everyone thrives?
This panel is an expansion on the previous conversation "Diverse Perspectives" with the same panelists, different anecdotes, and different audience questions. If you are interested in DEI and Justice in Nonprofit Tech, please join the conversation.
Resources mentioned by the panelists:
https://www.mentoring.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Why-Workplace-Mentoring-Matters-4.20.21.pdf ..We must create workplaces that are supportive of … growth as the next generation of leaders and innovators.
More resources from MENTOR on race and cultural inclusion in the workplace here.
https://nonprofitaf.com Questioning assumptions on traditional nonprofit practices.
https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/dei Resources round-up, good place to start.
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Innovating Leadership Co-creating Our Future by Maureen Metcalf
Start Here – Master the Lifelong Habits of Wellbeing by Eric Langshur, Nate Klemp Ph.D
Barking up the wrong tree, The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker