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!

“Where’s My Cut?”: On Unpaid Emotional Labor

Seminal article from the now-defunct The Toast on how emotional labor is and expected and unpaid aspect of women's roles.

The men’s guide to understanding emotional labor

As a bro-y yet sensitive guy who cares about gender equality, I’ve always been apprehensive about entering the fray on gender issues. But in a #MeToo world, choosing to stay in my lane to avoid being criticized just doesn’t feel like an option. Deep inside, I knew this was a conversation that I needed to be a part of. And so began the laborious act of understanding emotional labor—and now I’m convinced that this is a conversation everyone needs to be a part of.

Double Jeopardy? Gender Bias Against Women in Science

Academic report about gender and racial bias in STEM fields. Intersectional study of barriers in STEM fields.

Emotional Labor of Software Engineers

The concept of emotional labor, introduced by Hochschild in 1983, refers to the “process by which workers are expected to manage their feelings in accordance with organizationally defined rules and guidelines”. For instance, judges are expected to appear impartial, nurses—compassionate and police officers—authoritative.

Find your Inner Tech Talk Topic

This Github repo includes materials and guidelines for running a brainstorming exercise that helps people develop ideas for tech talks. (The mechanism could be used for talks on any subject by adjusting the initial set of questions.) Slides from the initial presentation of the exercise are included in the repo. There are no speaker notes, but it should be pretty clear how to do it on your own.

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Speaker lists

Speakerinnen

A resource for finding women speakers and moderators for your event.

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Speaker lists

A Rubric for Evaluating Team Members’ Contributions to an Inclusive Culture

This article describes ways you can add inclusive behavior to employee evaluations.

The Post-Meritocracy Manifesto

A well-written slate of alternate values for developers that don't reinforce current systems of oppression as "meritocracy" so often does. Readers are invited to sign on to the statement.

Project Implicit - Implicit Association Tests

Much of the conversation around diversity presupposes that people are not always consistent in what they believe. While a person may work to consciously believe in racial equality--for example, due to their upbringing, friendships, experiences, or any number of factors--they may unconsciously carry around negative associations and stereotypes about a particular group.

But how can we recognize what our own biases are?

Job Lint

Open source web service that analyzes text for sexism and other common tech culture pitfalls.

This is what work-life balance looks like at a company with 100% retention of moms

Companies for years have disregarded the needs of parents to have on site child care programs because they have spent more time skirting the issue than finding a cost effective solution. This had led to fewer women excelling into management positions and fathers finding it difficult to be a part of their children's lives while in a high demand position. The US does have FMLA but is the only country in the world that does not mandate paid leave for new parents.

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Work/Life Balance

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

PDF essay excerpted from Working Paper 189. "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account
of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies" (1988), by Peggy McIntosh.

Good Black News

Good Black News is a website that writes articles about Black people doing good throughout the world. Articles often focus on people who have made a difference on their communities at a local scale, but also cover nationwide or worldwide initiatives from companies or governments.

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Race

Nurturing diversity at work and in your work

It's time to create an intentional environment that promotes diversity and not make excuses about how our job descriptions or organizational positions hinder us from hiring and promoting work equity. We should admit our bias and use it to create awareness of the issues facing us in the workplace. We must combat the promotion of homogeneity and its culturally accepted normality because that prohibits us from accepting our differences and embracing such uniqueness as a quality and not a detriment to organizations.

EARFUL: ‘Another Round’ Producer On Why Diversity in Workplace is Essential

Jenna Weiss-Berman’s, a radio host/producer wanted to create shows that altered from the traditional format that catered to white male views and instead have more inclusive radio programming that spoke to a variety of underrepresented demographics. Though her podcasting structure opened the door for new voices, she argues that the lack of financial resources allocated in public and college radio stations, further enables the inequity seen since the only members who can rise through the ranks of such a system are rich white people in radio.

It’s Time For The Left’s ‘Progressive’ Men To Start Listening

Men are becoming more present in the feminist rights movement but the attitudes towards women have changed very little. The sexual harassment and traditional notion of women having a secondary voice if not role altogether, still permeates the progressive movement. This lack of understanding among male progressives represents a hypocrisy within the movement in general that represents equality and an end to socio-political and economic disenfranchisement. Such attitudes that marginalize the voice of women have been shown to only exacerbate the inequity women face in society.

The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments

David A. Graham writes a piece that examines the role of monuments dedicated to the Confederacy and the struggle to take them down. These monuments commemorate a society that explicitly enslaved people on the basis of race, in a manner inconsistent with modern values, yet the monuments persist. Graham articulates the connection between these monuments and race, and examines alternatives that might remember the Confederacy without glorifying it.

Interfaith Calendar

A global summary of primary sacred days in world religions. Not a perfect list, but useful when starting to plan an event.

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Religion