Etsy; Gender Quotas; Airbnb Complaints; Death Threats; Reporting Sexism; Unconscious Bias; Hidden Negatives
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Issue #27 // June 7, 2016

Etsy is known in the tech industry as one of the most progressive companies advocating for a diverse workforce. We find out that while they’ve made great strides increasing gender diversity, they have a long way to go on the racial front. Kudos to them for being inclusive of all gender identities.

A study of 74 women CEOs finds that nearly a third are opposed to gender quotas in hiring.

Complaints against Airbnb hosts discriminating based on race and gender identity are mounting. There’s a hashtag trending: #AirbnbWhileBlack

Sam’s Club CEO received death threats after she talked about diversity on CNN. Shameful.

An engineer talks about her own experiences reporting sexist behavior. She makes a good case in Model View Culture that otherwise well-intentioned people could be covering up toxic behavior.

The game development shop responsible for breakout game Monument Valley, ustwo, gives practical advice to remove unconscious bias.

Is there a hidden negative impact of companies fighting for LGBT rights in North Carolina and elsewhere?


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