Life sciences; North Carolina; Wrong Case; Techies Project Criticism; Riches in Diversity
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Issue #19 // April 12, 2016

13 women leading the life sciences movement in Silicon Valley (Slideshow)

N.C. Governor Signs Order That 'Clarifies' Controversial Gender Identity Bill
After North Carolina signed a controversial, mean-spirited and discriminatory bill a few weeks ago, several high-profile companies have backed away from investment in the state. PayPal put a planned expansion on hold, and Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert there. The state’s Attorney General has also declined to defend the bill.

We’re Making the Wrong Case for Diversity in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley diversity efforts rely heavily on making the bottom-line business case for bringing on a wide variety of employees. This article argues the “social case” for diversity, and how focuses exclusively on the business case can be misleading.
Harvard Business Review

The Techies Project And Why Unpaid Labor for Diversity in Tech Needs to Stop
In last week’s DiversityHackers email, we brought you the story of The Techies Project. The project aims to showcase the diversity of engineers in Silicon Valley tech. While the project is a good-faith effort to change the conversation on diversity, this Model View Culture author contends there is a problem with the project not paying the subjects for their time.
Model View Culture

Venture capitalists who see riches in diversity
San Francisco Chronicle



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