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Thursday Gathering 7/25: RAIN conference – Humanizing the Workplace

July 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

3:30-4:30pm | A Mind-Hacker’s Guide to Understanding Unconscious Bias w/ Due Quach | Due Quach, author of Calm Clarity, one of Fast Company’s best books of 2018, uses neuroscience to shed light on the mechanisms by which unconscious bias arises and shares a mindfulness exercise to become aware when we are experiencing bias.

4:30-5:30pm | Leaning in or Pushing out – Conversation about women at work and why it matters w/ Kristy Traylor | In recent years, women have been told to succeed at work, they just need to “lean in.” But this advice is predicated on an assumption of values, privileges, and circumstance.Together we’ll discuss the different experiences and perceptions around gender in the workplace, and how it’s a key part of humanizing and being more empathetic to our colleagues.

5:00-5:30pm | Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience w/ Paige Brala
This session is for those new to Venture Café to hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered, have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending, and potentially connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.

5:30-6:30pm | Language and Stigma of Mental Health w/ Matt Miclette | The words we use impact the perception of mental health. Join this discussion to understand how we can speak about mental health conditions without contributing to the stigma.

6:30-7:30pm |The Campfire (on Vulnerability): An immersive storysharing experience w/ Jos Duncan (Love Now Media) | We believe that innovation is fueled by collaboration and storytelling. This week, as part of our deep dive into empathy, we are piloting a new #VCJawn session format: the campfire. With a crackling (faux) fire, delicious (real) s’mores, and a gathering of (your) experiences, we’ll explore vulnerability. Jos Duncan, founder of Love Now Media, will be our inaugural campfire counselor.


July 25, 2019
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Venture Cafe
3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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