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!

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

How We Hire Tech Folks

This article is about MoveOn’s hiring process for this role. To candidates reading this: my goal is to make our process as clear as possible. To hiring managers reading this: my goal is to open source our hiring processes. We want to make hiring as equitable, inclusive, competitive, and successful as possible. Feel free to reuse anything here that is useful to you.

Subtle Forms of Racism to Avoid in Science Fiction/Fantasy

The author talks about racism through the lens of writing science fiction & fantasy, but covers topics that apply beyond fiction.

Going Farther Together: The Impact of SocialCapital on Sustained Participation in Open Source

Abstract—Sustained participation by contributors in open-source software is critical to the survival of open-source projectsand can provide career advancement benefits to individualcontributors. However, not all contributors reap the benefitsof open-source participation fully, with prior work showingthat women are particularly underrepresented and at higherrisk of disengagement.

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Hiring, Inclusion, Privilege

Privileged

White pro basketball player wrestles with questions or privilege, guilt, and responsibility. A great read and very accessible for sharing with people new to these ideas.