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Issue #17 // March 29, 2016

Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity
A fascinating, but depressing, research study of 350 company executives shows that female and non-white executives get punished in performance reviews for promoting diversity. Investing in diversity initiatives did not affect the performance reviews of white males in the study.
Harvard Business Review

Twitter CEO’s message to black engineers: We’re changing
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was in Boston last week to speak at a meeting for the National Society of Black Engineers. Among many reasons for their lack of diversity at Twitter and Square, Dorsey partially blames the misguided notion that companies should only hire from “elite universities.” In practice, that means candidates are recruited from only a handful of largely non-representative programs.
Boston Globe

Meet the Millennial Taking Over as Pinterest’s First-Ever Diversity Chief
Black Enterprise

Fast-Growing Slack Is Doing Better at Diversity Than Some Tech Giants
Wired

AT&T Chief Diversity Officer: Diversity Key To Company’s Profitability
International Business Times

Women in Tech: Exploring the Benefits of Diversity in Cybersecurity with Niloofar Razi Howe
RSA Conference

NYC Based Female Entrepreneurs Maintain Stronghold in 2015
Female Founders Fund

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