This article is a good beginner-level approach to diversity & inclusion. It could be useful for sharing with straight white cis male colleagues and friends who feel skeptical, defensive, or powerless to change.
The article has practical immediate actions companies can take to remove barriers to women applying for jobs, and also practical long term changes. The article describes the study Automattic did, and what women look for as their career advances.
In 2014, a 12-year-old girl faced expulsion and criminal charges after writing “hi” on a locker room wall of her Georgia middle school, and a Detroit honors student was suspended for her entire senior year for accidently bringing a pocketknife to a football game.