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Diversity & Inclusion

Anti-Racism Resources

We know that we cannot claim to be committed to diversity and inclusion without speaking out against the overt and covert forms of racism faced by the Black community on a daily basis. To build diverse and inclusive workplaces, we need to start with equity. No workplace can be inclusive without making space for tough conversations and speaking up for what's right.


We're reading, we're listening, and we're educating ourselves on how we can do better. And we're working with the companies and leaders that partner with us to do the same—to not only speak out against injustice, but to take actions to create equity and combat racism within and outside of their organizations.

We shared some of the resources we've been using as an organization here, but we wanted to create this post to serve as a living document that we will continue to add to and update regularly. Have feedback or questions? Email us at hi@powertofly.com.

(And if you've read this far and find yourself questioning whether this strong of a reaction is really necessary, we'd like to challenge you to start here—and keep in mind that that article was written in 1989, but not much has changed since then.)

Coping at Work

Articles

Understanding Systemic Racism and White Privilege

Articles to Read

Books to Read

More here. You can also check out the NYT's anti-racist reading list here. And see if you can purchase any of the books you'd like to read from one of these Black-owned bookstores.


Films to Watch

  • Destin Daniel Cretton's legal drama Just Mercy⁣
  • Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th
  • DuVernay's Historical Drama Selma

More here.

Videos Under 10 Minutes

Talking About Race with Your Kids

What Next?

Places You Can Donate

  • The Bail Project: The Bail Project™ National Revolving Bail Fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who are legally presumed innocent, and whom a judge has deemed eligible for release before trial contingent on paying bail.
  • Minnesota Freedom Fund
  • Black Lives Matter: Support the fight against state-sanctioned anti-Black violence and systemic racism.
  • National Black Bailout Fund: Help end systems of mass incarceration and free imprisoned Black mothers..
  • Louisville Community Bail Fund: Contribute to bail for protestors in Louisville.
  • Black Visions Collective: Fund campaigns to empower Black communities in Minnesota.
  • Reclaim the Block: Help Minneapolis community and city council members move money from the police department into areas that promote community health and safety.

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[This article was updated September 20, 2021]

Work-from-home jobs sometimes get a bad reputation: low pay, repetitive work, micromanagement... the list goes on. But if one good thing has come out of 2020, it's that it's redefined working from home. Remote work has come a long way, and the opportunities to work from home in 2021 are more promising than ever before.

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Growing up in Texas and living around the west, including in Oklahoma, Stacey knew what to look and listen for regarding the powerful storms: the National Weather Service warnings, the emergency sirens, the regular instructions on where to go and how to protect yourself. All that preparation and advanced warning helped Stacey and her family live through the 2013 El Reno tornado, the widest tornado ever recorded, and escape unscathed.

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Webinars

Lifting Latin Voices All Over the World: Learn more about Our Partners, Sponsors & Speakers

Learn more about the amazing speakers and sponsors from our October 2021 virtual summit Diversity Reboot: Lifting Latin Voices All Over The World; 4 days of fireside chats, panel discussions, networking sessions, and our 2-day virtual job fair featuring 16 companies.

From discussions on what it means to be a member of the Latinx community to the correct terminology to refer to this diverse community - we covered it all! If you tuned in, thank you! If you didn't, you can relive the entire experience on our PowerToFly website.

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Riot Games Inc

From a Love of Puzzles to Riot Games’ Head of Data: Natasha Julka’s Career Story

Natasha's dad used to ask her why she was opening up their VCR—and whether she was planning on putting it back together.

"I loved breaking and fixing things around the house," Natasha explains. "I couldn't wait to see what was inside!"

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Diversity and Inclusion Calendar 2022

Inclusive leaders are ones who make their team feel like they belong, like they're valued, and like their whole self is seen and appreciated at work. Being cognizant of different holidays and celebrations can go a long way in doing that.

Perhaps your company chooses to highlight the diversity of your employees by collectively celebrating different festive days. Or maybe you're encouraging employees to use floating paid holidays to mark important days with their families and friends. Either way, a diversity awareness calendar can go a long way in helping you meet your goals. Avoid insensitive missteps by checking against these diversity holidays before scheduling all-hands meetings or company parties.

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