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Advocating for a more diverse engineering and technology culture.
Issue #15 // March 15, 2016
This Startup Is Building Software to Increase Diversity in Tech
The most progressive companies are expanding their diversity outreach programs beyond gender and race to LGBT recruits, veterans, and people with disabilities. Boston-area PowerUp is planning to launch a software-as-a-service platform to help companies in this effort. The service will feature tools that lessen the impact of unconscious bias.
BostInno

Tech Diversity: Female Software Engineers Earn $10,000 Less Than Male Counterparts
Studies from the American Association of University Women, and others, have consistently shown pay gaps between women and men in the workplace. A new study from Hired finds that in 2015, women engineers set their requests on average $10k less than their male counterparts. This article is rich in data showing that both pay and leadership gaps continue to exist in the world’s largest tech companies.
International Business Times

4 Groundbreaking Techniques Companies Are Using to Become More Diverse
There’s a lot of talk in the tech world about diversity, but Fortune 500 companies aren’t exempt from the problem. Only 1 CEO of those 500 is openly gay, 4.6% are female and 1% are African American. This article provides practical ways that your company can advocate for diversity, including:
  1. Taking a cue from orchestras to conduct “blind auditions”
  2. Using the “Rooney Rule” to require your pool of candidates is proportional to the country’s population
  3. Raising salaries to ensure equal pay
  4. Reaching out to those with cognitive or physical disabilities in need of jobs
LinkedIn Talent Blog

New Diversity Chiefs Share Their Biggest Challenges
3 heads of diversity share their stories from the offices of some of tech’s most highly valued companies: Airbnb, Autodesk and Atlassian.
Fast Company

Inside Silicon Valley's struggle for diversity
A look into the people leading the charge for more diversity in Silicon Valley.
Mashable

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