Resources

This page is for collecting any links to educational materials that explain the importance of inclusion and how to make one’s work or organization more diverse. Please add suggestions!

By The Numbers: What Pay Inequality Looks Like For Women In Tech

A solid overview of the documented inequality in pay for women and other marginalized groups, as well as some specific suggestions for how companies can fix it.

The role of straight white men in diversity & inclusion

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.

Speaker Diversity Workshop training deck

Jill Binder wrote a training deck for the Speaker Diversity Workshop in the Drupal space. Speaker notes were added to the slide deck.

This resource is for anyone who wants to give the training at a local camp, meetup, etc.

Empowering Women in Business: Statistics on Women Inclusion in the Workplace

Women don't simply participate in the U.S. workforce. The contributions of women to industries and professions of all types now rival — and in some fields surpass — those of their male counterparts.

Consider these statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor: - 6 million women are in the U.S. workforce, representing almost 47% of all workers. - Three out of four women with children under the age of 18 are in the workforce. - Nearly four times as many women with children under the age of 18 are the sole earners for their households (40%) than their counterparts in 1960 (11%).

BrainCraft: One Thing That Can Boost Innovation

A look at the psychology and economics research to see what the impact of diverse teams is on innovation and financial performance; having more perspectives, different experience and an inclusive environment is good for business.

Pronoun Wiki

A wiki of pronouns used in various languages.

Categories
Gender identity

Sharing the Data: How Technical Women Navigate Their Career

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.

LinkedIn Group on Drupal and Diversity

LinkedIn Group for Drupalers.
Strategists, managers, directors, agency professionals, nonprofit, academic, government Drupalers who are interested in increasing diversity and inclusion in the Drupal community.

Our ideal community member has worked on the Drupal platform for at least 2 years and has an interest in site building, content editing, back-end development, front-end development, strategy, design/UI/UX, or other web building and has experience with government, finance, academic, non-profit, business, or membership sites built on Drupal.

Categories
Talking diversity

How to ask someone about their gender

Personal guide to why questions about gender are problematic, with specific examples, and suggestions for better ways to handle the question if the information is truly needed.

#genderUX

A simple and clear guide to help developers and designers understand when and how to ask for a user's gender on forms. Very helpful with specific examples.

How “Good Intent” Undermines Diversity and Inclusion

Focusing on intent allows people to avoid accountability for real harm caused, whether intentional or not.

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice: Moving from Actor → Ally → Accomplice

A very practical guide to specific steps white people can take to fight racism, for anyone who wants to be an actor, an ally, or an accomplice to people of color. This framework applies to any privileged person who wants to help people who are marginalized in a way that they are not (eg: men working for gender equality, straight people for queer rights, citizens helping immigrants, etc.).

Talking Drupal #217 - Diversity and Inclusion Group

In episode #217 we talk with the Diversity and Inclusion Group leadership.

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Talking diversity