July 16th Meetup

Amplification & Awareness

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We discussed Amplification as a strategy female staffers adopted during the Obama Administration: "When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own." Suzanne Tamayo.

Making sure the best ideas are heard

This month, Libby Garg rocked an engaging and informative discussion on speaking up & how to be an ally for others who may not have the loudest voice in the room.

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Knee Capping - A concept you may have seen shared around social media here and there, almost everyone seemed to relate to & hold themselves accountable for.

We also explored meeting structure & moderator format as suggested by Shane Gunter of Beanfield Metroconnect, and how adjusting these formats and communication channels can help everyone be heard & meet their potential.

We shared stories of the barriers we sometimes face as a minority in the room that prevent us from contributing, or having our ideas misinterpreted, edited or miscredited.

 
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This group continues to prove to be a safe and supportive environment for anyone looking to improve, understand - or just vent! By facilitating very honest and sincere discussions with actionable tools.  One take away specifically we would like to share is that AIT is always open to topic suggestions, speaking or moderating volunteers or even just resource sharing!  We have many channels besides our meetings to have your voice heard - whether you didn’t feel comfortable contributing or thought of it later - please feel free to  contact us!

This group continues to prove to be a safe and supportive environment for anyone looking to improve, understand - or just vent! By facilitating very honest and sincere discussions with actionable tools.

One take away specifically we would like to share is that AIT is always open to topic suggestions, speaking or moderating volunteers or even just resource sharing!

We have many channels besides our meetings to have your voice heard - whether you didn’t feel comfortable contributing or thought of it later - please feel free to contact us!

Thank you to Beanfield Metroconnect & Regus for you continued support!

Krista Sayer - AIT