Culture Interviews; Slack diversity; The Crunchies; Retention; Diversity fatigue
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Issue #11 // February 16, 2016
I’m a Woman in Tech, But Even I Didn’t “Get It” Until This Week
Laura Roeder, CEO of social-media tools company Edgar, describes how the “cultural fit” part of any interview is critical if you want a diverse team. She calls out bad behavior from a job candidate who had aced all technical tests, only to make inappropriate jokes incompatible with their culture. Edgar has built an impressively diverse team.
Laura Roeder // Medium

Slack sent four black female engineers to accept an award and make a statement on diversity
Slack is making great progress towards a more diverse engineering culture. The diversity of a company can add to its success, and Slack attributes their growth in part to the makeup of their employees. In their publicly-released diversity numbers, Slack makes sure to include LGBT employees, an often-overlooked part of the diversity conversation.

Comedian Chelsea Peretti Skewers Tech’s Lack Of Diversity, On-Demand Economy At Crunchies Awards
I laughed out loud several times in this brutally honest and blunt lampooning of Silicon Valley’s white, male and “bro” culture. The Crunchies are one of the Valley’s largest and most significant awards, and Chelsea Peretti does a great job of bringing diversity to the forefront of the discussion. This is the same awards show that garnered attention for Slack in the above article from Quartz.

Why Diversity In Hiring Is Only One Part Of The Puzzle
Hiring a diverse workforce is critical to attracting a broad range of talented people who can work collaboratively together. Companies need to look critically at their internal culture in order to retain a diverse workforce. With lessons from Intel and Paradigm, Fast Company makes a great case for why the wrong culture can drain and demotivate the employees you want to retain.
Fast Company

Diversity fatigue: Making the most of workplace diversity requires hard work as well as good intentions
We here at DiversityHackers hope that our weekly posts make you feel less isolated and inspire you into taking action towards a more diverse culture at work. However, initiatives that sound great in theory can hit stumbling blocks along the way. This article does a good job at showing you why diversity efforts sometimes fail. You can use that knowledge to overcome objections in your workplace.
The Economist


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