GIOF Annual Meeting • May 19–26, 2022
The Largest Annual Meeting of
 the Global DEI Community
Join 2739 confirmed attendees

Marie Roker-JonesMarie Roker-Jones

co-founder at Essteem

Marie Roker-Jones is the co-founder of Essteem, turnkey solutions that help companies turn their sustainability commitments into real actions, measurable results, and positive social impact.

She is a social impact leader, military spouse, and change agent with over ten years of experience in leading gender and racial diversity strategies. As the founder of Raising Great Men, she built a movement for parents, empowering them with resources to raise culturally aware and socially conscious children. She was the senior editor for The Good Men Project, a diverse, multi-faceted media company and an idea-based social platform for cultural conversations about manhood.

Marie is a strategist, community builder, and social impact leader who advocates for marginalized people to feel heard, seen and understood. She believes that all people should have the tools they need to move their dreams, goals, and communities forward in a positive way. She is passionate about exploring the power of design-thinking to solve new problems and propel organizations forward while also making sure they stay true to their mission.

Marie is a passionate advocate for compassion and equity. As the lead for The Charter for Compassion's Compassionate NYC, she has facilitated cross-sectoral dialogue to examine implicit biases. She is assionate about social change—especially when it comes to combating the systemic biases that lead to criminalization, educational underachievement, and health disparities.
Marie is bringing a fresh perspective to Web3. She's currently leading new projects that challenge the status quo and promote inclusivity and equity for diverse stakeholders.

Takes part in

May, 20 9:30 PM CET
Stage 1

Feelings Are Not a Liability: Emotional Safety in theWorkplace

The shift to a hybrid workplace has upended our understanding of how employees should share emotions at work. In this environment, feelings can no longer be filed away under “personal life” or “work-life” — they have become one life. Emotional safety is key to building a hybrid workplace where connection thrives.
Marie Roker-Jones co-founder at Essteem
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May, 24 7:00 PM CET

Reversing Microaggressions with Personal Curiosity

In this workshop, you'll learn how you can use curiosity as a tool for preventing microaggressions and creating a safe space for all people in your workplace.

This interactive workshop will show you how to create spaces where microaggressions aren't just publicized — they're actually prevented.

This workshop will include:

  • An intro activity to help determine who in your workplace might be experiencing microaggressions
  • A role-playing activity to teach you how to address microaggressions as they happen
Marie Roker-Jones co-founder at Essteem
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