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February 8, 2023

  In This Issue

• A Hallmark Lesson in Affinity Bias
• GCR 2.0 Press Release
• Salesforce Article
• Grow as a Tech Professional
• Business Not as Usual
• Grow As a Tech Professional

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“Don’t try to squeeze into a glass slipper. Instead, shatter the glass ceiling."

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  WITI Article

A Hallmark Lesson in Affinity Bias
By Ashley Feltner

15 minutes of a movie led to a personal lesson in diversity and inclusion.

I am a lover of cheesy Hallmark movies and I recently settled in for one – that’s when my current form of escapism turned into an “ah-ha” moment. I say this as the movie not only entertained me but taught me an uncomfortable lesson. I am just glad that I took the time to pause and learn from it. I hope you are all prepared to be a bit uncomfortable and don’t judge me too harshly. (For my personal affinity towards cheesy movies or for my initial affinity bias).

  GCR 2.0 Press Release

New WITI study finds that women in corporate America experience “The Glass Step”, an earlier barrier preventing the transition into management.

For Immediate Release

Los Angeles, CA – January 25, 2023 – WITI announced the publication of The Glass Ceiling Report 2.0 (GCR 2.0), an update to the landmark report released by the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission in 1995. Designed to inform and educate organizations across all industries driven by technology, the report updates the findings from the 1995 Federal Glass Ceiling Commission.

  Salesforce Article

7 Key Takeaways from Salesforce’s Representation Matters Summit

Salesforce customers and thought leaders share powerful moments from our fifth annual racial equality summit.

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Business Not as Usual: A Safe Space to Talk About Race

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