Sexual harassment; 5 strategies to promote diversity; Slack celebrates MLK Day; Girl Develop It
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Issue #7 // January 19, 2016
60% of women in Tech reported unwanted sexual advances
Elephant in the Valley is an initiative that stems from the recent harassment trial between KPCB and Ellen Pao. The site offers a place for women to post their own stories of being mistreated, passed over for promotion or otherwise impacted. The site provides additional survey results, including ones on aggressiveness, exclusion, unconscious bias, family impact and more.
Elephant in the Valley

Slack's CEO shares a touching way to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
It started as an internal Slack message to employees, and ended up going viral over the weekend. Slack's @stewart shares his thoughts on the holiday, and offers a moment of reflection. Something I learned: some Southern US states shamefully share the holiday with one for Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Meet Square’s Gloria Kimbwala, An Engineer Dedicated To Advancing Diversity In Tech
Gloria is making a huge impact at payment startup Square as both an engineer and the leader of Code Camp. The program is designed to provide workshops and coding opportunities for women majoring in computer science or engineering. This article talks about her approach to teaching about Imposter Syndrome - the feeling that you cannot internalize your achievements despite evidence to the contrary.

Five Strategies to Promote Diversity in Tech
Paradigm is a company that consults with companies to uncover bias and increase diversity. In this article, they touch on the role of the CEO, data gathering, networking, hiring and culture. Paradigm also provides a whitepaper on managing unconscious bias.
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I am Corinne W., Executive Director of Girl Develop It, and I've Helped 60,000 Women Learn to Code, AMA
Girl Develop It is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities in tech for women interested in software development. Some of the highlights of this Ask Me Anything forum include women new to programming asking for advice, and others asking how to start new chapters of Girl Develop It.


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