Co-CEO and Head of DEI ProgrammingShow details
Felicia is Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Head of DEI Programming at She+ Geeks Out. Felicia is a recognized speaker and consultant in the diversity, equity and inclusion field. She has extensive and personal experience with leadership, innovation, women in the workforce, the multiracial experience, and disability. Prior to co-founding SGO, she worked in the technology industry for over ten years, providing strategic guidance and programming for ERGs, DEI councils, and C-suite members. In 2016 she pivoted to focus solely on She+ Geeks Out, where she oversees SGO’s DEI programming and facilitation team.
Felicia received a BA in Comparative Literature (French, English) from Haverford College. She received an MBA and a Masters in Information Systems (with honors) from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. She also completed Georgetown University’s Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management.
Co-CEO and Head of COMSShow details
My goal is to make the workplace and the world a kinder place, where everyone truly feels as though they belong. As Co-CEO at She+ Geeks Out, I co-lead a company that provides holistic solutions for creating a more inclusive work culture. With the help of an incredible team, I have built a community of tech and tech-adjacent women+, and offered solutions for companies on diversity, equity, and inclusion. I run tech, operations, HR, and finance, and work closely with my business partner on strategy and corporate programming. I have a strong background in operations, web development, and management, having managed websites and teams for various organizations, including Primedia and the World Health Organization. In 2018, I completed my Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University, and I continue to learn and grow every day. We've got a lot of work to do. Let's make the world a better place together!pronouns: she/her/hers
Public Programs ManagerShow details
Akyanna is the Public Programs Manager for She+ Geeks Out. Coming from higher education, Akyanna has 6 years of event and program management experience with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion programming and curriculum development. Akyanna’s passion is creating experiences for folks to connect, learn, and grow alongside each other. She loves working with her team to expand offerings and try new things!
Akyanna received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (Counseling and Health) from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. She then received her Master in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (College Student Affairs) from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She is coming from extensive collegiate event management positions in Higher Education. When she’s not working, Akyanna enjoys baking, reading, hiking, and moving her body.
Director of TrainingShow details
Fatima Dainkeh (fah-team-ah, dane-kay) is the Staff DEI Programs and Training Manager at She+ Geeks Out, where she specializes in topics related to systems of oppression, change management, and liberatory practices. Fatima has facilitated conversations and conducted trainings for students, leaders, organizations, and companies to help raise equity consciousness and provide knowledge, tips, and strategies to support individual and institutional change. Fatima is a facilitator, coach, and consultant who believes in the power of openness and storytelling, which she uses as tools for individuals and groups to connect and witness different perspectives and realities. With a background in religious studies, anthropology, public health, and somatics, her goal is to create a brave space where we can use our inner and collective wisdom to create positive shifts and, ultimately, change in our workplaces and beyond.
Fatima received her Masters in Public Health from Boston University and earned her BA in Religious Studies and Anthropology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. You can find her reading or writing poetry, dancing, singing, hanging out with her nieces, or embarking on her new journey as a life coach when she's not facilitating.
Operations ManagerShow details
Kaelyn is the Operations Manager for She+ Geeks Out. She has a background in event management where she’s led multiple teams through successful events. Event management has helped her in finding her passion for logistics. She enjoys learning a process, taking a process apart and re-creating the process to become more streamlined or efficient for a team. Based on firsthand experience, Kaelyn is passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Kaelyn received her BA in Marketing from West Virginia University. In 2017, she traded in the mountains of West Virginia for the beaches of Virginia. Kaelyn enjoys binge watching TV shows, attempting to make a recipe vegetarian, or spending time with her family.pronouns: she/her/hers
Senior DEI FacilitatorShow details
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.