Pipeline; LGBT leaders; Tracy Chou; Boston; Lowering the Bar; Uber; Executive Boards
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Advocating for a more diverse engineering and technology culture.
Issue #26 // May 31, 2016

While 9% of graduates from engineering programs are Black and Latino, their representation in technology is only 5%. The pipeline is not the only problem in tech recruiting.

LGBT leaders are doing amazing work around the world, as showcased in this TED talk. (Do yourself a favor, and skip the homophobic comments.)

Pinterest and Quora engineer Tracy Chou talks gender quotes, a stacked deck, and mentorship in this Stanford University post.

Boston, Massachusetts launches a tool allowing you to explore the diversity of all 19,798 municipal employees. They’re mostly white, and women make less than men, but the transparency is a fantastic tool to gauge diversity efforts.
Boston's Employee Demographics Dashboard

You don’t have to lower the bar to attract a diverse range of candidates in technology.

Uber’s not releasing their diversity numbers, which is a shame.

Women sit on relatively few boards compared to men. There’s an interesting correlation, however: when they are on boards, executive pay tends to be higher.


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