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Webinar: Identity and Intersectionality in the Workplace

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Senior Facilitator Rachel Sadler will define intersectionality and discuss how we can consider intersecting identities within the workplace.


When considering identity, especially the various identities that may or may not be represented within your organization, it’s essential to recognize that everyone has multiple identities. Intersectionality is a term and concept coined to describe the interconnected and overlapping nature of social identities. In this webinar, Rachel will review various social identity groups, define intersectionality, and discuss how we can consider multiple and intersecting identities within the workplace.

Learning Goals:

  • Discuss what intersectionality is and how it applies to individuals within the workplace
  • Recognize how identity, privilege, and difference impact how we perceive others and how they perceive us
  • Reflect on individual intersectional identities

About the Facilitator:

Rachel advocates for educational equity with the belief that education can start to break the cycle of generational poverty. As a former classroom teacher and school leader, she has worked with students at the middle school level with successful social and academic outcomes. Her skills include coaching educators who work with underserved student populations to develop positive rapport and implement trauma-informed practices in the classroom. By working with educators, she aims to reduce racialized trauma that BIPOC students experience in schools. In addition to her work in classrooms, she understands that children are also largely impacted by their communities and lived experiences. To combat this, she facilitates DEI conversations in the academic and corporate setting to mitigate the effects of workplace trauma that often follow parents back into their homes. This includes topics such as microaggressions, race and gender discrimination, inclusive interviewing and hiring practices, and performative allyship.

Rachel has a master’s degree in Lifespan & Digital Communication from Old Dominion University and a secondary concentration in Women’s Studies. She is passionate about women’s representation in sports and athletic spaces, working to address the intersections of gender, perception of athleticism, and acceptance. She works to dismantle the traditional ideas of what constitutes an athlete in order to create welcoming health and wellness spaces for all bodies.