Tips for Addressing Power Dynamics in online meetings

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Evelyn Arrellano from Aspiration has written about power dynamics and engagement in virtual meetings.

Most of us are familiar with how traditional power dynamics of race, gender, class and others adversely affect our meetings. Evelyn outlines how virtual meetings add yet more ways power dynamics can influence our meetings, including technology capacity, digital literacy, better bandwidth, freedom from care-giving roles and others.

Evelyn provides tips on how we can make our online meetings more equitable, inclusive, accessible and truly valuable.

Go Around: Please say your name, pronouns, organization, where you are located and OPTIONALLY: What are some examples of steps you have taken or experienced that made your online meeting better (or worse - something to avoid!)?