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Hey Girl Hey: Inclusive Words Matter with Viqui Dill
20 Oct 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
This is a joint event by the STC IDL SIG and the STC WDCB chapter.
Join us for the “Hey Girl Hey: Inclusive Words Matter” webinar with Viqui Dill.
10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern
Thursday 20 October 2022
Presented by the STC IDL CoP
Registration is free for
- STC IDL SIG CoP and WDCB Chapter speakers and volunteers
- Students and academics
IDL members, consider donating $5 (or more) for your ticket. Your generosity will go to our presenter as a thank you, and toward our activities at the next STC Summit.
Remember, free webinars are a benefit of SIG membership. We use 100% of our annual budget to provide value to you, our members. We want you, not your money.
This webinar will be recorded. If you can’t make it to the live event, sign up anyway and we will send you a link to the recording on YouTube.
About the webinar:
As writers, we know that words matter. There are several common terms used in business and technology which reflect cultural bias, especially regarding race. In fact, some of these terms can’t be understood without also comprehending the implied bias they reference. When we use these terms, it can cause some of our colleagues and customers to feel unwelcome or disrespected. These and other microaggressions add up over time to cause real hurt to real people.
In this presentation, we will dive deeply into our words. I will share with you a couple of stories about when I have been on the outside looking in, and about some mistakes that I have made when I was on the inside looking out. And then we will talk about some problematic terms commonly used in tech and in business, and find new words that carry the same message in a more inclusive way.
We will end our discussion with a call to action to do better now that we know better.
About the speaker:
Hi! I’m Viqui Dill. I’m a Documentation Specialist in the Finance industry, an STC Associate Fellow, and my pronouns are “she”, “her”, and “hers”. Like you, I’m on a journey to grow my circle to include more diverse perspectives, to be more personally and professionally inclusive, and to ensure that my friends and colleagues feel an increased sense of belonging to the communities in which I operate.
I will be sharing some of my personal stories and I encourage you to share some of your own. I know that you come from a good place, that you are a loving and caring person, and that when we know better, we can do better.
We’re on this journey together. Let’s make it a fun trip.