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Feminist Leadership

What does it mean to be a feminist leader in business? What does it mean to align your values with your work? The answer is different for everyone, but one thing is for sure: building businesses on principles of equality, fairness, and respect for diversity is the right thing to do. Check out these suggested resources to learn more about what it means to bring feminist ideas into your business leadership.

Resources & Tools

Implicit Bias Test
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Harvard’s free implicit bias test can help you determine if you have a bias (an unfair preference) that is implicit (not clearly expressed). By taking these tests, you can explore the ways you think about different groups of people, and then you can work to overcome those biases so you do not give preferential or unfair treatment to people when you lead and manage your business.

Diversity Woman
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Diversity Woman creates content for women business leaders who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and races. Their articles focus on a variety of topics related to business leadership, from inspirational stories about diverse women leaders to information about how diversity impacts innovation and organizational effectiveness. They also host conferences and mentorship opportunities.

Cognitive Bias Infographic
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When planning your business and thinking about the risks you want to take, your brain might take shortcuts that you aren’t fully aware of! These shortcuts are called “cognitive bias,” which means that you can make a mistake because your brain has certain ways of thinking about things that reflect your preferences and beliefs. Understanding and moving past cognitive bias- and the assumptions we make about people based on their gender, race, class or ability- is an important part of business planning and being a feminist leader. This infographic shows the different kind of bias we may bring to our business.

Interactive Self Care Guide
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Need to check in on your self care? This interactive self care guide will walk you through a set of simple steps to make sure that you are taking good care of yourself. You can use this guide at any point during the day: when you wake up, after a difficult day, or in between.

Self Care Starter Kit
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University of Buffalo offers this “Self Care Starter Kit” that provides guidance and practical tools to establish a self care routine.

Feministing
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Feministing is an online community run by and for young feminists. They offer resources and articles about feminism, self-care, and a range of other topics.

Everyday Feminism
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Everyday Feminism is an educational platform where you can learn more about feminism, discrimination and marginalization. They offer courses, articles, and resources.

BDG
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BDG is a non-profit project funded by readers that helps amplify the voices of queer and trans people of color. A great place to read articles and get inspired about what it means to be an intersectional feminist leader.

Bitch Media
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Bitch Media is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization dedicated to providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.

Queer Feminism
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Queer feminism offers a list of resources related to multiple dimensions of feminism. This is a great place to find things to read and learn about feminism and identity.

Heroikka
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Heroikka is a community of women around the globe who collaborate with each other to achieve positive change. Heroikka matches women who share their skills with woman-led projects. You can sign up to find help for your projects or small business, get inspired, learn new skills, and connect with others.
Career Girls Video: What I Look for When Hiring
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“What I Look for When Hiring” is a video featuring Katherine Hays from our partner Career Girls.

Career Girls
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CareerGirls.org is a video-based career exploration tool for girls, with an emphasis on STEM careers. The mission of Career Girls is for all girls to reach their full potential and discover their own path to empowerment through access to inspiring career role models.

Career Girls Video: Tips for Resilience
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“Tips for Resilience” is a video featuring Amie Vaccaro from our partner Career Girls. 

Career Girls Video: How to Cultivate Resilience
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“How to Cultivate Resilience” is a video featuring Katherine Hays from our partner, Career Girls.

Career Girls Video: It’s OK to be Vulnerable
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“It’s OK to be Vulnerable” is a video featuring Ritu Mathur from our partner Career Girls. 

Career Girls Video: Risk vs Reward
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“Risk vs Reward” is a video featuring Whitney Johnson from our partner, Career Girls.

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