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12 Tips for Making Your Video Meetings More Inclusive, featuring Beth Chandler, President & CEO

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Beth Chandler, YW Boston President & CEO, recently spoke with The Muse for their feature, “12 Tips for Making Your Video Meetings More Inclusive—So Everyone Feels Heard.” The Muse is “is the go-to destination for the next gen workforce to research companies and careers.” As they explained in the article, video meetings have the potential to exacerbate inequities that exist in physical workplaces. Those running virtual meetings have the opportunity to proactively address barriers to inclusivity.


Beth joined to share advice on leading virtual meetings. As she explained, “Ideally, organizations are creating environments where people feel that they can speak up freely without fear of negative consequences, but such environments take time and hard work to create and nurture.” She recommended that virtual meeting participants share their pronouns on their screen, amplifying others’ contributions, and more.

Check out the full article, including all of Beth Chandler’s tips.



About YW Boston

As the first YWCA in the nation, YW Boston has been at the forefront of advancing equity for over 150 years. YW Boston’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Through DE&I services—InclusionBoston and LeadBoston—as well as advocacy work and F.Y.R.E. Initiative, YW Boston helps individuals and organizations change policies, practices, attitudes, and behaviors with a goal of creating more inclusive environments where women, people of color, and especially women of color can succeed.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, YW Boston is working to provide organizations with digital workshops and resources to help them better understand the challenges faced by their employees. As part of this work, YW Boston is helping organizations deliver on promises of greater racial equity and supporting workplaces looking to become socially connected while staying physically distant. For more information, please contact Sheera Bornstein at


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