YPIN: Hypervisible/Invisible: Women of Color in the Workplace
April 11th, 2019 5:30PM -7:30PM
Join us on Thursday, April 11, as we partner with The Collective for an evening of open conversation, thoughtful discussion, and intentional action.
We’ll discuss equity, microaggressions and the double consciousness women of color in the workplace experience on a daily basis. We’ll also have opportunities to reflect on learned patterns of behavior and how white allies can recognize these patterns and practice strategies to better collaborate in multicultural settings. We encourage guests to share their experiences, ask questions and join us in our collective call to action.
This panel discussion will feature Majd Baniodeh, Senior Specialist, Global Social Impact & Public Policy at Starbucks; Susi Collins, Senior Program Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Nordstrom; Aramis O. Hamer, Artist; and Sara Itucas, Co-Founder of Legalpad.
About the Speakers
Originally from Palestine, Majd Baniodeh joined the Starbucks Global Social Impact team in 2016 as a fellow on the Ethical Sourcing team. Shortly after Starbucks made a commitment to hiring 10,000 refugees globally, Majd was hired to lead the U.S. implementation of the initiative. In addition to leading partner engagement opportunities, grant giving to refugee agencies, and the internally led- Welcoming Refugees Alliance, Majd manages Starbucks relationships with external U.S. refugee stakeholders to support hiring efforts, promote awareness, and build a network influencers. Majd holds an MA and a BA in International Relations.
Susi Collins is the senior program manager for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Nordstrom. She has extensive experience in project management, design and execution of meetings and trainings, global community outreach, and employee engagement from a DEI intersectional lens. Prior to Nordstrom, Collins spent five years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she served as a project manager for Global Policy and Advocacy and an associate officer in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Collins has a master’s in non-profit administration from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management and business administration from San Francisco State University. She currently serves as Board Vice President for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
Aramis Hamer creates her works of art using acrylic paints. Aramis decided to leave her hometown in Chicago and pursue her art career in Seattle. Since moving to Seattle in 2013, she has fully dedicated herself to art, and now prides herself on being a full-time, professional artiss where she gets to spend her days creating the world she wants to see. Click here to check out her portfolio.
As a Filipino immigrant, Sara Itucas has experienced the bureaucracy of becoming a U.S. citizen first-hand. She co founded Legalpad in 2018, where she now serves as Director of Product, to ease the process of obtaining H1-B—the visa required for high-skilled workers—for employees, employers and lawyers by providing the software, systems, and people needed to access global talent.
Ticket includes admission, one glass of wine, and light appetizers.
This event is open to men and women of color and white allies. We do not want to discourage attendance due to an event fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need financial support to attend this event.
6:00-6:45PM: Panel Discussion
6:45-7:15PM: Open Mic + Call to Action
7:15-7:30PM: Closing + Networking
- Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace, Catalyst. 2019.
- Women in the Workplace, Lean In & McKinsey. 2018
- DEI is the new Checklist, Sharonne Navas. Medium, 2019
Thank you to our venue sponsor The Collective for supporting YPIN and this event. The Collective is an urban basecamp for the mind, body and soul in downtown Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. WE ARE A DIVERSE COMMUNITY of doers, of people with passion, people who love beauty of thought, of design and of life.