At our last staff meeting we were asked to share practices, projects or initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in an individual or team’s current work. The list was great benchmark on how to embed diversity and inclusion tools into the work environment so I wanted to share a list of examples as told by … Continue reading Embedding Diversity and Inclusion Practices into Your Daily Work
The below is a exert of a talk I gave at the 2016 UN Women's Commission on the Status of Women detailing answers to some of these questions: How should we be defining and looking at “digital literacy”? How do we better promote women as creators of content and services, not just consumers of them? … Continue reading Developing Digital Skills for Women – UN Women’s Commission on the Status of Women
Cross-sharing this blog post I posted today on the Mozilla Learning Blog because I'm so excited to be working on this new project to create local learning circles for women and girls in South Africa and Kenya. ---- The Internet is most powerful when anyone — regardless of gender or geography — can participate equally. … Continue reading Working with UN Women to Teach Key Digital Skills to Women
I've got a bad cause of the jitters. Maybe it's because last week I co-hosted and launched a new monthly webcast with my colleague Chad that focuses on curriculum development which is something I've really been testing my skills at recently as an informal educator and facilitator. This webcast involves creating curriculum live which makes … Continue reading I’ve got the jitters
After a long and public trial, Gregory Alan Elliott was cleared of two charges of criminal harassment that stemmed from his Twitter interactions with two Toronto women. Having known one of these women I've been following the case since the beginning and have been curious to see what happens. For background: Guthrie told police she … Continue reading Is online harassment a criminal offense? When is too far?
I want to be clear that I love what I do and where I work. The often-harsh realities I look at below are not targeted specifically at the organization I work for, but it is merely a reflection of the industry as a whole. I’m grateful to work for a company where I can openly … Continue reading 14 tech speakers on stage: 10 male, 4 female and 1 ethnically identifiable speakers. Let’s talk about how that makes me feel.
Well, it’s been quite a year! Having kicked off Mozilla Clubs in 2015 we knew the year would be filled with learning, reflection and growth. Both in what we wanted to create and how we could help individuals have an impact in their local communities. In October 2015, the Mozilla Clubs team gathered to review … Continue reading Mozilla Clubs year-end reflection
From the moment I learned of the attacks around the world and turned on the TV to learn more, one thought kept going through my head “I hope the attackers weren’t Muslim.” Horrible right? I was travelling in Switzerland and close to the end of my second week in Europe when news of the attack … Continue reading I am Muslim and I refuse for silence to be our biggest weakness
Hot on the heels of my third Mozilla Festival (Mozfest), I wanted to share a modified exert of a discussion I facilitated on stage this weekend. Imagine being one of 1700+ attendees who embark on a journey to London for an event where they are unaware of what will happen but are promised it will … Continue reading How to survive an un-conference when it thrives on disorder. My Mozfest story.
It's almost that time of year again, the time when Mozilla unleashes chaos in the form of Mozfest. This year, I am working with team members Andre and Carolina to see how we can curate a pathway that truly benefits Mozilla Clubs and the community. With that in mind, we have selected an esteemed group … Continue reading Creating a pathway to build Mozilla Clubs at Mozfest