“F#@k You” Money, Courage, & Ethics in the Workplace
Elena Moon, Osage Orange
At some point in our careers we will experience or witness something that doesn’t sit well with our values: a sexist remark; an exploitative marketing strategy; an abusive boss; a conference with no minority speakers. We often trudge forward without saying anything, our silence giving tacit approval while simultaneously eroding our integrity. What keeps us from speaking up?
Often defined as the wealth required to burn any bridge, it turns out F.U. money isn’t a lifestyle replete with yachts and gold plated toilets. It’s having enough money in the bank to be able to speak your mind and, if necessary, walk…to the next job. Learn how personal finances play a huge role in silencing us and how financial freedom through living simply can lead to finding courage, agency and voice at work.
About the Speaker
Elena Moon (@Elena_Moon) is the founder of Osage Orange, a human-centered design studio. She has been doing a mix of research and design for the last 15 years and particularly enjoys socially and environmentally conscious projects. Her work has supported access to healthcare for underserved communities, open source education, community agriculture, NASA astronauts, illiterate grandmothers in the developing world, home energy conservation, and the deaf-blind community. Her current projects include a basement remodel and tools for scientist working on the health of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead populations.
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