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PUBLICATIONS, RESEARCH, & WRITING

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WHITE FEMINISM DURING THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT AND NOW

Brenna Miaira Kutch

PDXWIT Blog, January 2020

The 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment is coming up in August of 2020. With its ratification, US women were finally allowed the right to vote—so long as they were white. This article covers lesser-publicized racism inextricably bound to the women’s suffrage movement at the turn of the 20th century and discusses the concept of white feminism.

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INNOVATION THROUGH DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Brenna and Juliana Miaira Kutch

Technology Leadership for Innovation in Higher Education, March 2019

This chapter discusses how organizational diversity has a critical impact on innovation and examines the role of leaders to create an environment where everybody can flourish through psycholgoical safety, awareness, hiring, mindsets, and listening.


We provide research, definitions, details, and actionable recommendations for change so that leaders can create an organization where diverse employees can thrive and innovate.

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS

Brenna Miaira Kutch
Master's Thesis, December 2017

This thesis project explores the importance of employee engagement and inclusion in a strong and productive workplace culture. It also provides an analysis and recommendations of Portland State University as an employer.

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HARASSMENT: A CALL TO ACTION

Brenna Kutch (Major Contributor)
Published by PDXWIT, August 2018

PDX Women in Tech published a "Workplace Harassment Call to Action" in 2018 in response to their annual State of the Community survey. 

Whether you are an employee being harassed, a colleague, in human resources, or in a position of power at your company, you can help. Use this guide to feel empowered, take action, and make change.

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FROM CLIMBING WALLS TO A CULTURE OF CARING

Kirk Kelly and Brenna Kutch

Educause Review, Sept 2017

Tech companies are notorious for expensive extras used to attract and even keep employees working long hours; however, those things alone aren't what provide real engagement. This article provides recommendations for employers for how to make employees feel cared for so that they can show up and do their best work.