Boston; Transgender; Disney; Boards; Affirmative Action; Obama
View archive

Diversity News in Tech

Advocating for a more diverse engineering and technology culture.
Issue #30 // June 28, 2016

Boston tech companies, like their peers in every US state, struggle to recruit, retain and grow the careers of women. New research by MassTLC proves that women are being left out of the tech boom in that city. Diversity is key to the state keeping its competitive advantage as a nexus of technology.

This retelling of a transgender employee’s experiences gives us a first-person account of the inherent biases in how men and women are treated. Thomas was taken more seriously, paid more, and hired for “potential” after he transitioned from female to male.

Disney screenplay dialog, broken down by gender and movie. The Jungle Book is 98% male dialog, while Sleeping Beauty is 70% female.

Groupthink and overall “sameness” on corporate boards is considered a significant risk to business growth. Diversity in gender, ethnicity, skills, age and background should matter to forward-looking companies interested in a better bottom line.

Affirmative action programs, credited for increasing diversity in college admissions, was upheld in the USA by the Supreme Court. The Washington Post makes the case that this is great news for the economic future of America.

President Obama reiterates the need for tech companies to embrace diversity.


Help us shape the tool 3 million+ diverse users rely on for social media success. Come join the Buffer journey!

Interested in sponsoring DiversityHackers? Email
Tools you can use to broaden your perspective and advocate for diversity.

How Not to Be ‘Manterrupted’ in Meetings - Time

DiversityHackers is a community of engineers and entrepreneurs who believe the best teams have people from multiple genders, ethnicities, educational backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, families and more. Please forward this email and help spread the word.
Subscribe Now
Copyright © 2016 DiversityHackers, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp