Session Code: Spotlight 13
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: Spotlight Stage
Presenters: Kirsten Mitchell, Amazon | Jacqueline Themel, Amazon
Your first thought might be, “How inappropriate, talking about bodies in a professional setting!” If you consider common workplace conversations though, you’ll likely recall many along the lines of diets coworkers are on, how the food someone was eating was “good” or “bad,” or even what exercise regimens coworkers have taken up to change their body. Conversations about bodies happen all the time, often through a lens of weight stigma and privilege as a result of what type of body a speaker may have. (Think size, race, ability or gender.)
There’s a growing social movement for body positivity, and it matters when considering your diversity and inclusion efforts at work. This movement is a common thread between all the rest. We’re excited to share why and how to become more inclusive of all bodies.