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Advocating for a more diverse engineering and technology culture.
Issue #22 // May 3, 2016
DiversityHackers is a little late today because your dutiful editor was traveling to speak at a conference in Kansas City, MO, USA. If you’re coming to RailsConf 2016, come hear my talk, 5 Practical Ways to Advocate for Diversity.
- Tony


Working Parents
In honor of the upcoming Mother’s Day, here’s a cool interactive visualization on working mothers (and fathers). An important part of diversity is making sure parents feel welcome at work. This website uses data from the American Time Use Survey, which allows you to see how many parents both work and raise kids.
Flowing Data

Tech’s new diversity leaders explain how they plan to fix sexism and racism in the industry
Hear from employees at Pinterest, Airbnb, Twitter, Intuit and Dropbox as they discuss their plans to increase diversity.

Research: Vague Feedback Is Holding Women Back
Unconscious bias plays a role in how managers give women feedback, often attributing success only to the team and not to individual contributions.
Harvard Business Review

How Having More Women Pays Off: Gender Diversity Correlated With Higher Returns, New Report By Morgan Stanley Finds
More research with evidence that a diverse team can lead to better business outcomes.
International Business Times

How Teaching Soft Skills At My Coding Bootcamp Improved Diversity
A seasoned engineering leader talks about increasing the amount of empathy the engineers on his teams had towards customers. That approach to building products can attract a more diverse set of employees.
Fast Company


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