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Issue #31 // July 5, 2016

Women have long been a crucial part of the growth of the computing industry, but their stories aren’t often told. Backchannel tells the stories of 6 engineers and businesswomen who have transformed the industry: Judy Estrin, Lynn Conway, Sandy Kurtzig, Donna Dubinsky, Sandy Lerner and Diane Greene.

Of the 20 women who lead a Fortune 500 company, none are black. Two writers for the Harvard Business Review argue that companies need to recognize that white women and black women don’t face identical barriers to promotion and growth.

To love America is to love all Americans. Love has no limits.” - John Cena

Fidelity’s international head of technology acknowledges that diversity is important because employees should reflect the values and needs of its diverse customer base. Watch a panel of executives from Accenture, Fidelity, Dropbox and Sodexo speak on diversity at Inspirefest.

Google’s recently released diversity numbers show that the company hasn’t made much progress.

Research shows that mandatory diversity training might not be the most effective means to changing your company’s culture. Conducting voluntary trainings and creating diversity task forces are better ways to hire and retain a broader makeup of employees.

Your company’s product might itself contain unconscious bias and signal to your employees that they aren’t welcome if they’re different.


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