Manhandled; Recruiting; Badly designed diversity policies; Snapchat doesn't track diversity
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Issue #10 // February 9, 2016
Reports of sexual harassment in the sciences remain frustratingly common. A podcast hosted by Dr. Pamela Gay recounts stories of everyday harassment that women face. Manhandled provides additional evidence showing that women are driven from engineering and the sciences not just for acute, obvious cases of abuse, but for insidious and commonplace degradation.

Recruiting? What If Your Team Is White And Male?
Many well-meaning teams struggle with how to pitch their companies to a more diverse pool of candidates. This article argues for transparency, honesty and a good look at your internal culture in order to attract a wider range of candidates.

You Say You Want a Diverse Workforce: Badly designed policies can make the problem worse
Companies face complex and interwoven issues of race, gender and background when trying to increase diversity. Done correctly, diversity statements, task forces, and mentorship programs can make a big, positive impact on a company's efforts to diversify their workforce. However, a new Harvard Business Review article shows that some policies and diversity statements can backfire.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel on Diversity
Snapchat doesn't track diversity among their employees, and the CEO comes across as paying little more than lip service in this interview. As others have noted, the attitudes on display here can foster a culture that discourages women and people of color to join.

Clinical Trials Still Don't Reflect The Diversity Of America
Clinical trials are critical to understanding how drugs work in the general population, yet 2% of cancer studies have included enough racial diversity to be useful. Drugs can respond differently in people of various ethnic groups, so it is important to ask our researchers to increase the diversity of their trial populations.


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