We are seeking to make space for female agelists to feel comfortable exploring our field and interests while also promoting and encouraging local women to contribute more broadly to the agile community.
WIA members, recent events have made clear to many of us we are not doing enough to support our friends, neighbors, and colleagues who are part of marginalized groups. We'd like to do more, but it's hard to know what the right action is.
We at Women in Agile Cleveland are committed to doing our part to help take down the systems that challenge any group's basic rights, equal access, and ability to thrive in our society.
We'll probably not get it right all of the time, but we recognize the need to start somewhere, and are eager to learn how we can do better. If, like us, you want to do better, we hope you'll join us for this, our first monthly discussion focused on ally ship.
For this session, guest speaker Joe Anastasi, an IT Manager at Progressive Insurance will share personal stories about how having women allies in the work place helped to develop him into the professional he is today.
Everyone is invited, but we hope that this one will be especially approachable for those who are in strong positions of privilege -- those who are probably the most uncomfortable facing this subject, but have the biggest opportunity to affect change.
Together we can impact change. We hope to see you there!