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Allyship is Actionable, Silence is Complicity

“If I was going to speak truth to power, I needed to find ways to articulate with an understanding of my privilege.”

by Iliana Ortega

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The Bell Curve of Stress

Hearing her explain how she was staring at death’s door was sobering for the room. How do you face your own mortality? How do you even continue? Well, depending on where you fall on that bell curve, you will either fight or resign.

by Iliana Ortega

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What If We Changed the Game?

The major takeaway from this panel had to be that, we as women, should be investing more in order to bridge the wide gap in front of us and start investing smartly for the future.

by Iliana Ortega

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The 2018 Leadership Track: Key Takeaways

The common thread of the current and future leaders who took the stage was that they were honest and transparent proponents of change who aren't afraid of conflict.

by Shari Neal Williams

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PechaKucha: The Long Take on Short Speeches

Twenty slides, twenty seconds each slide, totaling at six-minutes and forty seconds. Flat. The presentation goes on whether you want it to or not. It’s brutally short. It’s kind of like life.

by Kiku Gross

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Advocating for Disabled Peoples in Design and Marketing

Disabled peoples are systematically left out of their own narratives - from advocating for public policy, to the design of products, to the creation of marketing efforts. They’re excluded from a seat at the table, only to be sold back their own achievements, ideas and designs. 

by Adia Betts

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The 2018 How-To Track: Key Takeaways

There’s magic inside each of us that's going untapped. And when we find it, we can change how we view ourselves and the way we present ourselves to the world.

by Shameka Brown Barbosa

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Yeah, Maybe: Letting Ideas Live Past Their Expiration Date

Ideas are hard enough to come by; why are we so mean to them?

by Becky Brinkerhoff

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Minding the Backlash: Turning Negatives into Positives in Online Activism

Tech-lead initiatives allow for bottom-up narratives, viral human storytelling, and real-time mobilization.

by Adia Betts

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Widen Your Worldview: Understanding Differences for Gain

The future must always be approached with curiosity, otherwise you’re just stuck in the past.

by Shameka Brown Barbosa

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The Power We're Denied

Is it ridiculous that I’m writing about rage and expression, yet I’m tempering my temper? 

by Robyn Frost

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Black and Brown Female Creative Leaders Talk Growth and Retention

Don’t be invisible early in your career. The industry and these brands need you. Find people you can be your best self with. We’re starving for your point of view.

by Adia Betts