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Diversity in the Workplace

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Diversity in the Workplace- NAWBO Oregon Professional Development Forum

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Oregon is a vibrant, professional group of women who come together to connect, learn and grow through professional educational forums, training and events. NAWBO Oregon strives to help women business owners and women in business to succeed, to grow, and to thrive. We offer events and membership throught the State of Oregon and SW Washington.

May's TOPIC: “Understanding Androcentrism* and its Impact on Gender Equity”

 *Androcentrism is the practice, conscious or otherwise, of placing a masculine point of view at the center of one's world view, culture, and history, thereby culturally marginalizing femininity. 

As most of us know all too well, the #MeToo movement came to the forefront of society in 2017 after it was popularized and tweeted by actress Alyssa Milano to bring to light the sexual abuse charges against Harvey Weinstein. However, what many of us don’t know is that the MeToo movement originated in 2006 by civil rights activist Tarana Burke, to support survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low-wealth communities. 

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Earlier Event: May 19
Irvington Home Tour
Later Event: May 21