Diversity as a culture, not pipeline, problem; charging more for women's versions of identical products; Apple diversity vote
View archive

Diversity News for Startups

Advocating for a more diverse engineering and technology culture.
Issue #6 // January 12, 2016
Why you should always buy the men’s version of almost anything
The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs releases a report that shows companies charge an average of 7% more for products marketed to women and girls than similar products marketed to men and boys. The article contains some particularly egregious examples of the same product with different colors and names being sold at significantly different price points. There is interesting data in the article that exposes these discriminatory practices.
Washington Post

Where’s the diversity? Look at your culture, not your pipeline
Research into why women leave their organizations provides evidence that it’s due to a climate that belittles and marginalizes them.

Apple Pressured by Investor for Racial Diversity in Senior Ranks
Like many companies in Silicon Valley, and in technology in general, Apple still struggles to promote, retain and recruit a diverse workforce. A shareholder has tried to force Apple to vote on a resolution to increase the people of color on its board and among its leadership ranks.

Diversity Policies Rarely Make Companies Fairer, and They Feel Threatening to White Men
New research described in the Harvard Business Review suggests managers need to take care in crafting messages of inclusion if they want to ensure everyone takes the efforts seriously. People in positions of power, white men in particular, may not respond well to diversity programs if they feel threatened in the process.
Harvard Business Review


Build the future of mobile engagement with Localytics. Hiring mobile, Rails and Scala engineers. See all jobs →.
Boston, MA, USA

Interested in sponsoring DiversityHackers? Email info@diversityhackers.com

San Francisco-based organization dedicated to improving representation of Black and Latino/a engineers in tech companies.

Women Who Code // 64 cities worldwide

Lesbians Who Tech // 31 cities worldwide

Hack the Hood
Oakland, CA-based organization that connects low-income youth of color with careers in technology
DiversityHackers is a community of engineers and entrepreneurs who believe the best teams have people from multiple genders, ethnicities, educational backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, families and more. Please forward this email and help spread the word.
Subscribe Now
Copyright © 2016 DiversityHackers, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp