Title: How Do Imperfect People Create Meaningful Change In The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Space?
While EDI has become an often referred to issue in academia and society, it remains a challenging topic to discuss, especially for people in STEM fields. Fear of making a mistake or not knowing what to say results in people disengaging from the conversation. Additionally, the multitude of initiatives and obligations in the EDI space, few of which seem to be making a real difference, is leading to EDI fatigue. In this talk, we will discuss how we as imperfect people can create meaningful sustainable change for ourselves and for the people around us.