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#CourageKit - Kaikaku for Diversity (LAST Conf 2016, Melbourne, Australia)

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After Girl Geek Dinner Melbourne I got thinking about a situation when I was invited to the panel as the "fattest lady in the room" (I was 30 weeks pregnant at the time. I laughed it off and said "that's ok, I don't mind him saying that, nor you ladies". And I really meant it.
On my way home I thought about the situation and about the documentary "CODE - Debugging the Gender Gap" I had just seen that day. I realised the responsibility for the community I have (especially as a panelist and speaker) to actually say something.

It was more my reaction to the MCs statement, not the statement itself, that got me thinking.

So I started talking to the other panelists about it and we started sharing stories of diversity issues at work. We started talking to women in our workplaces and realised situations like these (and worse ones) still happen a lot (both making men and women uncomfortable).

So this is where we thought it's time for all of us - men and women alike - to notice what's being said (not always easy), our own reactions to it, and our responsibility in this - for our current community, as well as generations to come.

Join the #CourageKit discussion on Twitter to share your story - or create your own #CourageKit discussions in your own company or community!

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#CourageKit - Kaikaku for Diversity (LAST Conf 2016, Melbourne, Australia)

  1. 1. #CourageKit - Kaikaku for Diversity! #LASTconf Melbourne 30/06/2016
  2. 2. Girl Geek Dinner 16th June 2016
  3. 3. Situation + My/Our Responsibility Our Inspiration My Reaction +
  4. 4. We Shared! People started sharing... Image by OregonDOT https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregondot/10314223086
  5. 5. #CourageKit Together act with courage (Honour Ourselves & Others) Share stories (Reflect & Inspire) Support Vulnerability (Respect & Sensitivity)
  6. 6. Be courageous - Speak up! Image by wyncliffe https://www.flickr.com/photos/wyncliffe/14448622580
  7. 7. Girl Geek Dinner Reflection & Sharing (Inspiration & Courage) TODAY LASTconf All of you! #CourageKit
  8. 8. Join the conversation #CourageKit Or get in touch @StephBySouth - @planetsuzie - @supriyapjoshi - @Erdbeervogel
  9. 9. Thanks! Victoria Schiffer Agile Coach, SEEK @Erdbeervogel
  10. 10. Credits Special thanks to all the people who made and released these awesome resources for free: ◎ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival ◎ Photographs by Unsplash
  • simon88dougon

    Jul. 18, 2016

After Girl Geek Dinner Melbourne I got thinking about a situation when I was invited to the panel as the "fattest lady in the room" (I was 30 weeks pregnant at the time. I laughed it off and said "that's ok, I don't mind him saying that, nor you ladies". And I really meant it. On my way home I thought about the situation and about the documentary "CODE - Debugging the Gender Gap" I had just seen that day. I realised the responsibility for the community I have (especially as a panelist and speaker) to actually say something. It was more my reaction to the MCs statement, not the statement itself, that got me thinking. So I started talking to the other panelists about it and we started sharing stories of diversity issues at work. We started talking to women in our workplaces and realised situations like these (and worse ones) still happen a lot (both making men and women uncomfortable). So this is where we thought it's time for all of us - men and women alike - to notice what's being said (not always easy), our own reactions to it, and our responsibility in this - for our current community, as well as generations to come. Join the #CourageKit discussion on Twitter to share your story - or create your own #CourageKit discussions in your own company or community!

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