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Self-Awareness for Social Justice

Anchored by three components, social justice, inclusive leadership, and self-awareness, this interactive and thought-provoking workshop equips participants with tools and strategies for their personal and professional development into an equity-minded, inclusive, and action-driven leader.

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Nontraditional Careers in CTE and STEM

Nontraditional Careers: Interviews

In this series, we interview people in careers nontraditional for their gender. Role models are important for inspiring others to pursue nontraditional careers, so we hope you are inspired by our guests’ stories!

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IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

2021 IEEE WIE ILC Session

Dr. Meagan Pollock presented “Self-Awareness for Social Justice: Tools for Equity-Minded and Inclusive Leaders” on 2021 April 27 for the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference.

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What is positionality? Free download on how to write a positionality statement

What is positionality?

The way we see and understand the world influences how we interact with others, make decisions, and interpret others’ actions. To be equitable and inclusive leaders, educators, or humans, we must understand how our identities bias our perceptions. In this post, we provide a free downloadable 26-page PDF with definitions and explanations of several social identities (race, gender, socioeconomic status, ability status, and sexuality) and a scaffolded exercise to help you examine your positionality.

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Update Your Prescription

This curriculum about systems of oppression and color-blind racism is available as an in-person or virtual workshop. The recommended session length for this curricula is a half-day.

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Make a plan for equity and inclusion

Since it is the time of year when many of my clients evaluate goals, set new budgets, and generally plan, I want to provide tools and resources to help you initiate a process for centering equity and inclusion in your organization. To get started planning, two tools I like to use are the SOAR and SWOT analysis techniques.

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SWOT worksheet by Engineer Inclusion

What is a SWOT analysis?

SWOT analysis is a technique for assessing how internal and external factors help or harm your organization and is often used in strategic planning processes. In this post, you’ll learn about the four components of SWOT and be able to download a printable worksheet / digital form.

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SOAR worksheet by Engineer Inclusion

What is a SOAR analysis?

SOAR analysis is a strategic planning technique that helps organizations focus on their current strengths and opportunities and create a vision of future aspirations and results. In this post, you’ll learn about the four components of SOAR and be able to download a printable worksheet / digital form.

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introduce a girl to engineering day

Resources for Introducing Girls to Engineering

I’m thankful someone introduced me to engineering, and for all of the people along the way who encouraged me to persist. In honor of “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day,” will you introduce a girl to engineering this week? Check out a list of resources to help.

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Virtual Learning Command Station

Best Practices in Virtual Learning

This post shares some of my observations, best practices, and tools for virtual learning. You’ll find a recorded recap from a virtual workshop (~45m), handouts, resources, references, and more.

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