Gender Equity Advocates Seminar: Cohort 8
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About the Event
We invite you to join our eighth cohort of Gender Equity Advocates.
As a Gender Equity Advocate, you'll join the communal effort to address gender bias in the Jewish workplace, with a specific focus on how employees are hired, retained and employed by our Jewish organizations. We begin with our biases, contemplating where our personal stories intersect with our work. We then step into these biases, examining how they function in our lives and work, how they influence our communication and decision-making, and where our biases emerge in intersection with hiring and employment. We then consider the multi-phased work of the hiring committee, and the various steps of the hiring process, as we imagine how to constitute these committees to effectively combat bias and strive for equity. As we reimagine this process, we consider our first strategies toward building equity Into our work through the makeup of committees, our questions and our planning and design.
Our Learning: As we engage in close textual reading as a tool to consider how language influences behavior, we continue to consider our biases, as we notice and observe social and cultural norms and shift our behavior. We using job descriptions to evaluate language and evaluate ourselves, as our primary text to lift up opportunities to create gender equitable internal and external organizational processes.
We design for action, as we uncover helpful, practical strategies for identifying challenges in hiring and employment processes, with templates for advocacy located in thoughtful, organizational strategy and a desire to create supportive, equitable workplace cultures. Our work is deeply relational, and we focus on considering and mapping the roles we play in our organizations, and those with whom we are in relationship. In order to more deeply understand power and connection, and clarify our images of leadership, we tap into our own power to advocate and make change.
We believe that hiring and employment processes that are more gender-equitable enable women rise to positions of leadership, and will also enable our Jewish organizations to hire the best candidates at the same time--and that a rising tide will lift all ships, supporting all those who work in the Jewish not-for-profit sector to be enriched and satisfied by their work, regardless of gender. We believe that designing for equity in hiring and employment processes requires us to be intersectional in our thinking and our practice, and we invite you to join us in this space. If you are ready to begin advocating for yourself and your colleagues, and this is a change that you feel committed to amplifying, we invite you to join us.
Schedule: The Gender Equity Advocates Seminar meets on Tuesdays for a total of 5 sessions, from 1:00-3:30pm ET/10:00am-12:30pm PT.
- Tuesday, July 6
- Tuesday, July 13
- Tuesday, July 20
- Tuesday, July 27
- Tuesday, August 3
Registration is limited to 20.
Gender Equity Advocates Network: Upon the completion of our learning together, you will join a network of 100 Gender Equity Advocates engaged in changing their organizations from the inside, working toward bias mitigation and changing our Jewish ecosystem. Membership in our Gender Equity Advocates Network is included.
Accommodations & Learning Modalities: Our learning together involves dialogue, small group work, discussion, writing, reflection, chat/polling and other forms of active virtual participation. Each session will include pre- and post- work. It is not a webinar format. If you need support or any accommodations, please let us know how we can be most helpful.
GEiHP Equitable Fee Policies: Because our work is rooted in equity as a value, we bring an equity lens to our payment and fees as well. We believe that equity is about giving people what they need, in order to make things fair. The concept of equity is synonymous with fairness and justice. Here, we can use equity to build a system of trusting each other to pay what they can, to be willing to give and to receive, and to see all of us as one whole, working together to build a more equitable world.
- SUSTAIN: If you (or your employer) are able to offer more to sustain our work, keep this program accessible and equitable and make it possible for another person to participate, please choose this registration category. In doing so, you sustain our work and the ability of others to participate without having to ask.
- BALANCE: If you’re able to pay the fee we consider a balanced exchange for this experience and learning, please choose this registration category.
- SUPPORT: If your participation requires a partial scholarship, please use this registration category.
If you are in a situation where your capacity to pay your essential bills would be compromised by any of these options, then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration: SUSTAIN$250+$6.25 Service fee$250+$6.25 Service fee0$0
- Registration: SUPPORT$200+$5 Service fee$200+$5 Service fee0$0
- Registration: SUPPORT$150+$3.75 Service fee$150+$3.75 Service fee0$0