Micro-aggressions in the Workplace: How to Handle and Respond
In this Happy Hour session, we’ll delve into the issue of microaggressions in the workplace – subtle, often unconscious, behaviors or comments that marginalize or stereotype individuals based on their race, gender, or other aspects of their identity.
As black & brown women in tech, navigating these microaggressions can be a daily challenge.
We’ll discuss what microaggressions look like, why they’re harmful, and how they can impact your professional and personal life.
More importantly, we’ll explore strategies for handling and responding to microaggressions in a constructive manner. This includes techniques for asserting your feelings, seeking support, and educating others about the effects of their words and actions.
Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge and tools to address microaggressions when they occur, fostering a more respectful and inclusive work environment. Whether you’ve been directly affected by microaggressions or want to better support your colleagues, this session will offer valuable insights for everyone