In March, Taroko hosted a Women’s Day event, bringing in Mandy Chung — founder of Women in IoT — to lead a discussion and workshop on recognizing biases in the workplace.
Our discussion and workshop covered a wide variety of topics, including (but not limited to):
- Microaggressions — what they are, and how we can avoid them.
- How to avoid bias-infused language.
- How to create a more equitable workplace.
- How to navigate and defuse potentially problematic situations through effective communication.
To create an inclusive, diverse workplace is a crucial mission for every company to accomplish. From recruiting to meeting arrangement, there’s a lot we can do everyday to take part in empowering female and bring greater values to the company and society as well.” – Helen, HR
“Empowering women means putting an an end to trivializing specific genders, such as only reducing them to physical appearance and how ‘agreeable’ they are.” – Sam, Engineering
We also pulled together a clothing drive to support Harmony Home — a charity in Taiwan that provides shelter, care, treatment, and support for people living with and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Taiwan. The charity also shelters undocumented immigrants, many of whom are migrant workers with difficulties, including victims of human trafficking and non-Taiwanese mothers and their children.
Learn more about Harmony Home here.
“I think it’s important that we have these types of discussions in the workplace (women in the workplace, microaggressions, inclusivity, etc) and I’m glad that we all got a moment to reflect and share our thoughts and opinions.” – Mary, Outreach
Overall, we had an insightful and educational Women’s Day event. It was a productive afternoon of discussion, and we now feel better prepared to create an office environment that we can be proud of.