september, 2020

22sep12:00 pm1:00 pmEngage Inclusively: The Power of MicroaffirmationsWith Ana Perez, Senior Gender Advisor and Associate Director of RTI Global Gender Center12:00 pm - 1:00 pm #Register

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Are you tired of hearing about microaggressions? Those charged with the behavior may feel defensive, self-conscious, and under attack for what may seem like a pretty small infraction. Meanwhile, those experiencing multiple microaggressions throughout the day, day after day, maybe understandably tired of pretending there’s anything “micro” about such damaging behaviors.​ Join us on this interactive dialog about the antidote of microaggressions and learn how micro affirmations are transforming workplace cultures. At the end of the session, you will learn about the power and impact of micro affirmative behaviors, you will also be able to recognize how to interact and engage with others in a more inclusive manner.

About Ana Perez  :

Ana Perez, who is a senior gender technical advisor at RTI International and the Associate Director of RTI’s Global Gender Center, has 24 years of experience in the private and international development sectors. Ms. Perez is well versed about the latest trends in gender mainstreaming strategies and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion approaches, particularly for use in organizations and projects in the energy sector. Ms. Perez worked in the manufacturing sector for a private company for 18 years. She has been certified as Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) facilitator by the International Labor Organization (ILO). She has owned and operated her own gender equity consulting company, through which she has generated direct experience with providing gender technical support, building capacity, and crafting gender smart solutions for organizations and projects around the world in the environmental and energy sector. She also has experience setting up Gender Networks in highly male-dominated industries. In Canada, she co-chaired the Women Employee Resource Group for a 25,000-employee manufacturing company; in Rwanda she supported activities for the establishment of the Women in Rwandan Energy Network. At RTI, she co-chairs the Women’s Advancement and Success Employee Resource Group. Ms. Perez has traveled over 90 countries around the world, she is a dynamic leader and an advocate on women’s economic empowerment, having led and provided technical assistance related to Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion projects in Canada, the Dominican Republic, India, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Philippines, Rwanda, Thailand, and Tunisia among others. Ms. Perez holds an Industrial Engineering degree. She also holds an MBA degree from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Ms. Perez is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

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