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Join our monthly events to hear honest advice on everything from breaking into the tech industry, building a meaningful career, and paving the way for others. Watch both live and on-demand.

The Power of Strong Workplace Relationships

The Power of Strong Workplace Relationships
August 24, 2022 11:00 AM
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Now more than ever, it’s essential to develop strong relationships in the workplace. We’ve all had to learn so much in the last few years about building relationships in virtual, and more recently, hybrid organizations.
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Feng Shui + Panel: Leading with Compassion: How to Support a Distributed Workforce

Feng Shui + Panel: Leading with Compassion: How to Support a Distributed Workforce
August 17, 2022 10:00 AM
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AMA: How to Give, Receive, and Effectively Communicate Feedback

AMA: How to Give, Receive, and Effectively Communicate Feedback
August 2, 2022 10:00 AM
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Top Trends & Predictions for Leading Distributed Teams in 2023

Top Trends & Predictions for Leading Distributed Teams in 2023
August 9, 2022 10:00 AM
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Changing How We Work

Changing How We Work
July 21, 2022 1:00 PM
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The Power of Purpose: Retaining Employees Through Purpose-Led Communities

The Power of Purpose: Retaining Employees Through Purpose-Led Communities
July 11, 2022 1:00 PM
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Today’s workforce is looking for a greater common purpose. In fact, 67 percent of employees look for socially responsible companies, and companies who meet that need are seeing at least a 40 percent spike in retention. How can we build a community that helps our employees to become happier, more fulfilled, and more productive?
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AMA: Building Great Company Culture Through Onboarding

AMA: Building Great Company Culture Through Onboarding
June 16, 2022 10:00 AM
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Your company’s culture starts with how it onboards new hires. Great onboarding leads to better employee retention, engagement, and productivity. There are four elements to getting your new hire’s onboarded well: Excitement, Understanding, Belonging and Ramping.
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Transforming How We Work: New rituals, tech and practices to create a more human workplace in a hybrid world

Transforming How We Work: New rituals, tech and practices to create a more human workplace in a hybrid world
June 28, 2022 2:00 PM
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The pandemic has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform how we work. Current business and market trends show that the way employees work — where, when, why and how — will continue to dynamically change over the next decade. Forward-thinking leaders of hybrid teams are thinking about how to build social capital, nurture connection, and drive collaboration among employees working remotely.
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Internal Comms for Hybrid Teams: New Tools, Rules, and Norms

Internal Comms for Hybrid Teams: New Tools, Rules, and Norms
May 31, 2022 12:00 PM
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Decentralized work highlights the unique challenge of working with individuals and teams whose sunrises might be your sunsets. Hybrid companies are taking action – using new tools, refining communication, and front-loading with preparation – to ensure there is cohesion and clarity no matter where their employees are working from. This affects employee engagement, trust among colleagues, daily efficiencies, customer satisfaction, perception of an organization, and more.
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AMA: How to Lead a Distributed Workforce with Empathy

AMA: How to Lead a Distributed Workforce with Empathy
May 17, 2022 1:00 PM
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With burnout and fatigue at an all-time high, leading with empathy is a strategic advantage. Empathetic leaders not only have more innovative, productive teams, but are also more likely to keep good employees.
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Breaking the Corporate Doom Loop with Skills-Based Coaching

Breaking the Corporate Doom Loop with Skills-Based Coaching
June 23, 2022 10:00 AM
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Workers are quitting their jobs in droves and bad bosses have a lot to do with it. MIT research found that the top reason people quit was due to a toxic workplace culture. They also found that culture impacted retention far more than wages – this negative “doom loop” is impacting personal well-being.
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State of Tech Diversity: The Black Tech Ecosystem

State of Tech Diversity: The Black Tech Ecosystem
April 29, 2022 1:00 PM
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Despite the commitments made by large tech corporations over the past couple of years, the State of Tech Diversity: The Black Tech Ecosystem report revealed that progress towards racial equity has stalled across the tech pipeline. What now? How do we create systemic solutions to address the barriers facing Black talent across traditional and alternative educational pathways, the tech workforce, and venture capital?
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Spotlight Interview with Sophia Chang

Spotlight Interview with Sophia Chang
April 28, 2022 3:00 PM
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A creative leader and entrepreneur who has worked with top brands such as Nike, Peloton, Smashbox, and Puma, Sophia Chang, will share her story of opportunity, resilience and hustle. Join us for a spotlight interview with Sophia along with a fun DIY cocktail lesson from Bardega Cocktails.
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Virtual Volunteering: Purpose-led Employee Experiences for Distributed Teams

Virtual Volunteering: Purpose-led Employee Experiences for Distributed Teams
June 9, 2022 1:00 PM
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Virtual volunteering enables your distributed team to share their time and skills toward causes that align to your company’s mission. These opportunities can drive purpose and meaningful connection for your hybrid team.
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AMA: Tangible Expert Tips to Prevent Burnout

AMA: Tangible Expert Tips to Prevent Burnout
April 26, 2022 12:00 PM
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The temperature is rising outside, and many of us can feel the heat of our work and life responsibilities ramping up too. Knowing that burnout can put even the most dedicated workers on the path toward turnover, HR and people leaders are looking for ways to contain it. Join us for an “Ask Me Anything” style discussion featuring the VP of People Ops at Bonusly, Vicki Yang, CEO of Welcome, Roberto Ortiz and (third panelist/partner?). We’ll cover ways to avoid burnout and maintain a healthy work/life balance without impacting your team’s productivity. In this live conversation, you’ll learn: How to identify and address signs of burnout in yourself and in your team. How to set an example for your team by setting boundaries and maintaining a balance in your own life. Tangible ideas for managing burnout for yourself that you can also share with your team. What other key learnings might we include here? Any changes?
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Build Employee Experiences that Retain Top Talent

Build Employee Experiences that Retain Top Talent
April 12, 2022 10:00 AM
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As the costs of the Great Resignation continue to grow, companies need fresh ways to retain employees. Workforce data shows that the best way to increase retention is to build a culture that attracts and keeps top talent.
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WelcomeEX Presents: Jovin Webb

WelcomeEX Presents: Jovin Webb
March 30, 2022 10:00 AM
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American Idol's Top 10 singer, Jovin Webb, will be sharing his soulful singing with blues & rock undertones. Join us as we sit down with Jovin to get to know his story, and hear him share some sweet Louisiana tunes. You are and your teams are invited to enjoy this free acoustic session.
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Swap Zoom happy hours for virtual safaris: Create better remote team-building activities

Swap Zoom happy hours for virtual safaris: Create better remote team-building activities
March 23, 2022 10:00 AM
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Team-building is essential for happy, productive teams. But with employees working from home and Zoom happy hours getting old, how do you stay connected to your co-workers while improving your company culture? Join us on Wednesday, March 23rd at 1pm ET / 10am PT, as we sit down with HR leaders from Bonusly, Welcome, and Marco Experiences to talk about the importance of team-building and how to create meaningful experiences in our new virtual world.
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The Power of Love: Virtual Wellness Experience

The Power of Love: Virtual Wellness Experience
February 16, 2022 10:00 AM
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Tis the season of roses, heart-shaped candies, and heartfelt greeting cards. Valentine's Day is all about celebrating the ones you love, but what about showing yourself some love too? Join our partners, Marvelus and Loop & Tie for a virtual wellness experience that will help you practice giving love to yourself while also giving love to others.
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Black Health and Wellness - Mindfulness through Music

Black Health and Wellness - Mindfulness through Music
February 2, 2022 4:00 PM
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Join the Marco Community as we celebrate Black History Month and DEI.
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Open Doors: A Conversation With VICE's Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Open Doors: A Conversation With VICE's Daisy Auger-Dominguez
November 9, 2021 12:00 PM
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As Chief People Officer at VICE, Daisy Auger-Dominguez is putting action behind her words. Learn about her journey as a people leader and why she believes in the “inclusion revolution.”
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Empower Belonging in a Remote Workforce

Empower Belonging in a Remote Workforce
November 17, 2021 11:00 AM
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As the workplace as we know it continues to evolve, it’s more important than ever to ensure your employees feel like they belong. Truly belonging at work means feeling seen, connected, and supported as an employee. Join this event to learn how to foster a powerful culture of belonging in your remote workplace.
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Open Doors: A Conversation with Irma Olguin Jr.

Open Doors: A Conversation with Irma Olguin Jr.
September 14, 2021 1:00 PM
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Irma Olguin Jr. has built her entire career on opening doors for others. By bridging the gap between people in underserved communities and opportunities in tech, her work is transforming cities across the U.S.
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Open Doors: A Conversation with Sergio Claudio

Open Doors: A Conversation with Sergio Claudio
August 18, 2021 1:00 PM
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Join Sergio Claudio and Roberto Ortiz, CEO of Welcome, as they discuss the best Philly cheese steak, being design rivals, and the unconventional journey to tech leadership.
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Conversation with Cynthia Marshall

Conversation with Cynthia Marshall
July 14, 2021 12:00 PM
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Cynthia Marshall is the first black female CEO in the history of the NBA. Overcoming a challenging upbringing, Cynthia is a dynamic force who is a champion of diversity and inclusion that marked her long career at AT&T and has led to the evolution of the Mavericks' organizational culture with her at the helm. Join us in a conversation with Cynthia Marshall moderated by award-winning journalist Michele Norris-Johnson.
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Conversation with Kemp Powers

Conversation with Kemp Powers
July 21, 2021 12:00 PM
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Kemp Powers, is film director, screenwriter, and playwright is best known for his work on the play One Night in Miami, and the 2020 film adaptation of the same name, Star Trek: Discovery, and Soul, becoming the first African-American to co-direct a Pixar animated feature. Join us in a conversation with Kemp Powers, moderated by award-winning NPR journalist Aarti Shahani.
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Experience Matters: Driving Revenue & Results at Every Touchpoint

Experience Matters: Driving Revenue & Results at Every Touchpoint
July 22, 2021 1:00 PM
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How to Design an Empathy-Driven Event
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Creative Collaboration in a Hybrid Reality

Creative Collaboration in a Hybrid Reality
June 11, 2021 1:00 PM
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As the reality of a post-pandemic world sets in, companies of all sizes are trying to chart the best way forward. On Friday, June 11th, we're inviting leaders from Spotify, Univision and Planful onto the Welcome stage to hear how how they're navigating the workforce transition.
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Storytelling Masterclass with Lionel Mohri

Storytelling Masterclass with Lionel Mohri
May 7, 2021 1:00 PM
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Clear intention and storytelling can meld together to shape purposeful experiences—whether virtual or in-person—especially when powered by empathy. In this free, limited-seat virtual workshop, Intuit’s VP of Brand Experiences & Storytelling and IDEO alum Lionel Mohri will guide you through the process of taking a compelling idea and honing it into a meaningful story-based experience.
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Resources

A collection of resources around DEI

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Open Doors: More than a company value

Our CEO Roberto Ortiz shares the  back story behind our Open Doors series. TLDR: Think of it as a front porch conversation with friends after a lively summer block party.

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7 Latinx leaders who are making the tech industry better

We’re spotlighting some of the remarkable Latinx founders, leaders, and innovators we believe are moving the tech industry in the right direction.

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