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!

Mending the Rainbow: Working with the Native LGBT/Two Spirit Community

Two Spirit is a contemporary term used to identify Native American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and some Transgender individuals with traditional and cultural understandings of gender roles and identity.

The Complete Guide to Every Queer Pride Flag

Whether you're celebrating Pride in New York or Tel Aviv, you'll be seeing all sorts of flags — and not just those in the traditional rainbow. There are many sexualities in on the queer spectrum, and we've identified the flags for each.

20 Historic Moments in the Fight for LGBTQ Rights

Take a look at some of the most major moments in our country’s history that have strongly propelled the LGBTQ rights movement forward.

Alcohol and Inclusivity: Planning Tech Events with Non-Alcoholic Options

Article contains positive actions organizers and businesses can do to reduce the danger and harm that their marketing and events that center alcohol can do.

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Inclusion

How to Fix Your Tech Interview to Increase Diversity

A great article about improving the entire job interview process written from hundreds of comments from people of marginalized groups.

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Hiring, Inclusion

Technovation

Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.

Women Talk Design

Women Talk Design elevates women and gender non-binary speakers, empowers event organizers with resources to engage more diverse speakers, and offers training and support for new speakers.

Hexagon

Hexagon is a global UX non-profit organization with a focus on community events and mentorship programs aimed to empower and support women and non-binary folks. Through our events, mentorship program, and online community, we empower women and non-binary folks to bring their whole selves to work – building confidence, balancing the ratio in the UX industry, and effecting change on a greater scale.

The abrasiveness trap: High-achieving men and women are described differently in reviews

This article collected performance reviews from men and women in tech, and analyzed the feedback employees are getting.

The results showed that women are criticized more often, and receive far more direction to be more agreeable.

Guidelines for Conference Organizers

An open-sourced document to help conference organizers with diversity and inclusion efforts.

If you build it, they won’t come

Includes discussion of why it's important to build diversity into the foundation of your event, and links to other helpful articles.

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Organizing events

in the kingdom of the blind

Technologist, podcaster, conference speaker, devopsdays organizer Birdget Kroumhout explains why "blind submissions" don't meaningfully help to improve speaker diversity since they don't address the reasons that most submissions are from people that look like you. She also offers some suggestions for how to do better.

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Organizing events

Advancing Racial Literacy in Tech

In their new paper Advancing Racial Literacy in Tech (PDF), Jessie Daniels, Mutale Nkonde, and Darakhshan Mir urge tech companies to adopt racial literacy practices in order to break out of old patterns.

Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism

This site includes a downloadable PDF and many helpful links, as well as audio episodes.

TED talk: The urgency of intersectionality

Talk summary: "Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice."

Creating a Diversity Scholarship Program for Your Conference

This article highlights all the many things that help contribute to having a more diverse event. The step by step process is a good reminder of why we need to think about those various things.

Trans-inclusive Design

Suggestions for naming, forms, etc.

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Gender identity