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Join us for this meetup where we'll be tackling the controversial topic of Everyday Sexism in the tech environment. CONTEXT: "Isn’t this just ‘political correctness gone mad?" We’ve all heard this said. Often. This common response to calling out everyday sexism has become one of the most significant barriers to tackling it. Particularly when ‘getting the joke’ or ‘not rocking the boat’ is an important part of fitting in and job success. There are consequences for relationships, reputations and careers, for those who speak up, so people stay silent, laugh it off or pretend it doesn’t bother them. We recognise that perhaps the intent is not malicious. But we have to get better at responding to behaviour that is unhelpful and excludes people. And we need to own what we say and take full responsibility for the consequences of our words and conduct. The same goes for our silence and inaction. It's not an easy topic, but it's a great one for the Men Championing Change group to get out in the open and talk about. And more than that, hack some solutions to take back to our teams and help make better work environments for everyone. We're fortunate to have the inimitable Ben Meneses Sosa (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-meneses-sosa/), Development Manager at Ansarada, joining us to run the session. And in light of the recent news that UTS is making a 10-point adjustment to address gender imbalance in engineering & computing (https://bit.ly/2MLxbrN), we'll also be talking about the impact this could have on sexism in tech - get ready to be involved on this one! This meetup is hosted and sponsored by one of the hottest startups in Australia right now, Versent https://versent.com.au/ ! More details to follow.
Full details to follow. Come help us celebrate turning 2 years old (yes, there will be cake)...