Inclusion and Diversity Enthusiast

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What everyone's up to

Oct 10, 2016
Joined a Committee
Joined Westminster's Food Committee as the VP on their executive board. 

As part of the board, we created and implemented several important practices, including a 30% revolving menu, a new hygiene protocol for staff members in the school dining, more economical menu pricing along with a 20% increase in food options to include more cuisines.
Wrote a Medium article
Supporting Inclusion
Championed Diversity
Supporting Inclusion
Women in Tech
Mothers in Tech
Advocated for Gender Equality
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MotherBoard Charter


Joined the MotherBoard Charter as a signatory to support women and mothers in tech.

This was the pinnacle of the "Growth Project" I started in June 2020 to build and grow an inclusive and diverse team. As of September 2021, I have sustainably grown the team 5x, and built a team that representative of genders, ethnicities, abilities, age and social diversity.

“At CareDocs, we pride ourselves in having created an open and fair culture where inclusion, diversity and equality are very important to us. We are delighted to be a MotherBoard signatory, we will continue with our efforts to improve, support, and promote a fair, inclusive and a flexible working environment for women and mothers both within our organisation and beyond. “
 
Highlights:

  • Championed Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Equity.
  • Gender-Neutral Job Adverts
  • Gender-Diverse Interview Panel
  • Equal Pay
  • Promoted Women \ Mothers to Senior Positions
  • Established Flexible Working Hours
    • We all have a family to look after (including pets), hospital and GP appointments to go to, nativity plays to attend, run to the shop for milk and bread and many other actives and errands that we cannot always plan ahead of time.
  • Established Flexible Working Locations
    • Work From Home (WFH), Work From Office (WFO), Work From Anywhere (WFA) enabling us to go beyond remote to a distributed workforce.
  • Training and Awareness
    • Introduced Brown Bag Sessions, Training Days, and Awareness Days (Cultural, Religious, Political, etc).
    • Introduced Apprenticeships 
    • Introduced Learning Platforms
    • Introduced Personal and Professional Development Plans

Objectives:

1. Champion part-time and flexible working across all levels of seniority, enabling the advancement of women’s careers in technology and data-led roles.

Maintain flexible working across all positions for everyone. Currently, we facilitate flexible hours, flexible work locations (we are remote and distributed), and accommodate our workforce when necessary, by allowing individuals time to attend to personal or family matters. We allow all employees time off work to attend medical and healthcare appointments and ensure that there is a work life balance within the organisation.

2. Increase the % of working mothers holding leadership or board-level positions.

Promote, encourage, and ensure both mothers and women, in general, can progress and hold senior and board-level roles.

3. Educate organisations on how they can support mothers throughout their careers.

Continue with the efforts to educate and promote an open fair culture where career breaks for mothers and mothers to-be are the norm to provide assurance and support for the candidates before and after the transition.

4. Improve maternity and return to work policies.
Recruit mothers and women returning to work or changing careers into roles while providing training and continuous professional development to support career progression.


Head of Software Development, CareDocs
Panelist on intersectional inclusivity
Spoke on a panel
Spoke about Diversity & Inclusion
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Really stoked to have partaken in an Intersectionality discussion today as part of our Strategy & Consulting Tech Advisory I&D Agenda (with guests across our business!).

So great to have shared and learned more about what intersectionality is, how it manifests in our personal and professional lives and be leading on the conversations regarding I&D in the workplace.

For those who don't know, intersectionality is a term coined almost 30 years ago by Kimberle Crenshaw and it is “the interconnected nature of social categorisations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.”

As belonging continues to be a key driver of engagement, which reaffirms the importance and relevance of creating an environment where employees belong, it is also crucial for building a highly engaged organisation. In the times of the "great resignation", understanding the intersectional makeup of our workforce’s population allows us to measure how employees of different identities are experiencing work differently every day.

I am proud to work for an organisation that isn't afraid to have these conversations, have curiosity, and continual introspection. Inclusion & Diversity is an invitation to hear and learn more about others’ experiences and systematically examine the workings of our society, even if it feels pretty uncomfortable sometimes.

A big thank you to all our panellists (Adhiraj Rana, Mohana Kolli and special guest from the Veteran's Network Casey Nixon), and very, very special thank you to the host and organiser Emma Gin


Senior Manager - Strategy & Consulting: Technology Advisory, Accenture
Started about 2 months ago
Hosting a hackathon
Organizing an event
Supporting Inclusion
Supported women in STEM
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Hi everyone 👋

Our team, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE YorkU), is organizing ElleHacks hackathon which will take place from Feb 11th - 13th, 2022, where you get the chance to create new projects, learn new skills, have the opportunity to connect and talk with various big companies & have fun!!

What is WiSE's goal?
YorkU's WISE strives to empower and promote female and non-binary identifying students within STEM!

What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a technology-focused event which individuals collaborate intensively on a project within a short period of time. A project can be solving any problems from Sustainable Development Goals by United Nations. You can build anything you want that solve any problem you desire, it is up to your imagination. 

What is ElleHacks?
ElleHacks is one of Canada’s largest hackathons, open to all females and non-binary students in STEM across North America! 

We are excited to announce that ElleHacks's Hacker Applications are OPEN!

All are welcome to register and NO experience in coding is required to participate!
Register at https://bit.ly/ellehacks by December 8th @ 11:59 pm EST.

Feel free to contact us on our social media platforms if you have any questions:
Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook

With love, 
The ElleHacks Organizing Team  💚

Oct 03, 2005
Worked in various industries
From 2005 until 2012, I have worked as an administrative officer in politics, for the Bernex municipality in Geneva (CH) and for the state of Geneva (CH).

Learning points: 
  • deep understanding of both strategy and operational concerns in subjects like: urban planning; social affairs; culture; education; finances; public works;
  • active listening skill; 
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De 2005 à 2012, j'ai travaillé en tant que collaboratrice dans la politique, pour la Commune de Bernex à Genève (CH) et pour l'État de Genève (CH).

Points d'apprentissage
  • compréhension approfondie des enjeux stratégiques et opérationnels de sujets tels que: l'aménagement du territoire, les affaires sociales, la culture, l'éducation, les finances, ou encore les travaux publics; 
  • capacité d'écoute active.
Administrative officer, Various companies
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