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Commentary, perspective, and insights from AnitaB.org and our community on issues in the news.

Coffee with Coaches – Mental Wellness Part 6

Bouncing back with Resilience On Thursday, May 12 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. IST (Indian Standard Time) we are hosting the sixth part of “Coffee with Coaches – Mental Wellness.” In the previous session, we explored what it means to Reboot for well-being. We experienced how music, art, and movement can strengthen the mind-body-emotion triad….

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Coffee with Coaches – Mental Wellness Part 5

Reboot for Well-being On Thursday, April 7 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. IST (Indian Standard Time) we are hosting the fifth part of “Coffee with Coaches – Mental Wellness.” Technology has no doubt brought the world closer, but it seems to have taken us further away from ourselves. Several factors contribute to the energy sapping…

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AnitaB.org President and CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson featured on CNBC

AnitaB.org President and CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson was featured on The News with Shepard Smith highlighting the importance of legislation aiming to bring more minorities into the science and technology industries.

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Coffee with Coaches – Mental Wellness Part 4

On Thursday, March 10 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. IST (Indian Standard Time) we are hosting the fourth part of “Coffee with Coaches – Mental Wellness.” How many of us can relate to seeing the world and situations through the eyes of a victim? How many times do we get caught up in playing that role,…

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Coffee with Coaches – Mental Wellness Part 3

On Thursday, January 20 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. IST (Indian Standard Time), we are hosting the third part of “Coffee with Coaches – Mental Wellness.” We kick-started this mental wellness series in November 2021 and are pleased to provide unique topics from an amazing coach to support mental wellness and stress release. The third…

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Coffee with Coaches – Mental Wellness Part 2

On Thursday, December 16 at 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. IST (Indian Standard Time), we hosted “Coffee with Coaches – Mental Wellness Part 2.” We kick-started a new mental wellness series last month, and our first session was a huge success! Each session focuses on a different topic, so even if you missed the first session, you…

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Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at AnitaB.org, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. AnitaB.org brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
    Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols

AnitaB.org is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event.