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Diversity News for Startups

Advocating for a more diverse engineering and technology culture.
Issue #4 // December 29, 2015
Finding support as a new senior (woman) leader
Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy, Lara Callender Hogan, talks about her support systems as a leader. She talks about ways the company’s leadership has made the environment at Etsy supportive, and how male allies help her in her efforts.
Lara Callender Hogan

Twitter Hires New VP Of Diversity And Inclusion From Apple
The social media company is making changes to get more serious about fostering a culture of diversity. Previous employees have written about superficial efforts at making the company a more diverse place to work, so this change might be a way of infusing new ideas into their company.
TechCrunch

Diversity Fund Helps Women, Gay and Minority Businesses Get Funded
Austin, TX-based Diversity Fund allows Texans to crowdfund their businesses. This is the latest startup focused on a new funding model for startups. While they are relatively new to the scene, they’ve already helped several businesses. There are currently 4 open deals ready for funding if you’re interested in investing.
Silicon Hills

Slightly Less Awful Hiring for Engineering Talent
Code for America reminds us that attracting and hiring the best engineers means taking a holistic view of the interview process. They share some tips that can help reduce bias in the hiring process.
Code for America

Diversity Makes You Brighter
Hiring a diverse workforce can help avoid groupthink and allow your team to make better decisions.
NYTimes

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7 secrets of highly diverse companies
Great list of actionable ways companies attract and retain a diverse group of employees. Making the list: using technology, educating themselves and others, questioning assumptions, searching for a diverse talent pool, broadening their definition of diversity, promoting efforts company-wide, and measuring their efforts.
CIO

How homophobic bullying costs engineering industry £11bn
A report commissioned by a British MP, and backed by executives from BP and others, finds evidence that homophobia has a real financial cost to the industry.
The Yorkshire Post
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