Cultivate a culture of belongingness in tech

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Explore what belonging is, why it matters, and how to recognize it. Learn about historical and current challenges to belonging in tech, and understand what contributes to a climate of belonging, including strategies to build inclusive environments.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Describe the concept of belonging, how to recognize it, and why you need to foster a climate of belonging in tech.
  • Identify historical challenges in tech that narrow the range of backgrounds and lived experiences.
  • Learn how climate influences a sense of belonging, and what impacts climate.
  • Examine microaggressions and micro-affirmations in tech.
  • Explore methods to build inclusive environments and foster a climate of belongingness.

Prerequisites

  • To get the best learning experience from this module, you should have an open mind and a willingness to learn about the expectations and responsibilities of mentorship in a technology workspace.