Resources

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Why Diversity Matters

This article from McKinsey & Company by Vivian Hunt reports on the research which says that companies with greater diversity have greater financial returns.

Why Gender-Diverse Work Teams Are The Most Productive – And Profitable

This article by Shana Lebowitz describes the results of a MIT and Georgetown study which found that, despite being happier when working with people of the same gender, gender-diverse teams were more productive.

How Diversity Can Drive Innovation

Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Melinda Marshall, and Laura Sherbin provide an overview of the research which shows evidence that diversity unlocks innovation.

Women Considered Better Coders – But Only If They Hide Their Gender

Researchers find software repository GitHub approved code written by women at a higher rate than code written by men, but only if the gender was not disclosed.

Books to Help You Understand Your Biases and the Lived Experiences of People

Ashe Dryden's curated list of introductory and advanced-level books on intersectionality, feminism, womanism, and social justice.

Etsy CTO: Prioritizing Diversity in Our Hiring Fielded Better Women … and Men

Article from The Atlantic showing how, in a less than two-year period, Etsy quintupled the number of women on its engineering staff, and made other gains in the process.

Social Justice Phrase Guide

The Social Justice Phrase Guide is a tool to craft inclusive messages. Whether developing language for your organization, communicating through media platforms, or engaging in personal discussions, follow these guidelines to successfully communicate across communities.

Managing Unconscious Bias

A Facebook video series on an array of topics including:

  • Stereotypes and Performance Bias
  • Competence/Likeability Tradeoff Bias

Featuring the video "Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion and What You Can Do"

The Loneliness Of The Female Coder

This is a blog post by Ciara Byrne is about the difficulties of being female in tech.

Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide

Downloadable guide to seven steps to advance and embed race equity and inclusion within your organization. Publshed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

On Meritocracy

Glenn Gillen's November 30, 2013 thoughts on the potential problems with meritocracy.

Where to Recruit Founders of Diverse Backgrounds

I list of over 100 organizations that provide funding, mentors, peers, publicity and more to founders of diverse backgrounds.

  • Founders, use this to find resources tailor made for you.
  • Speaker recruiters, here’s where you go to ensure diverse voices are heard.
  • Funders, these are your pipeline partners to find best in class entrepreneurs.

How to talk to kids about racism - Rage Against the Minivan

Age appropriate resources for talking to kids about race and racism.

Categories
Kids & families, Race

Diversity & Inclusion at Vox Media

A diversity and inclusion statement from the company Vox Media, including some diversity metrics and inclusion practices. Includes graphs and charts.

Open Source & Feelings Diversity Statement

Open Source & Feelings was a 2016 conference. This article is their Diversity Statement, describing the values and goals of the organization in regard to diversity and inclusion.

Diversity and Equality at Etsy

Etsy summarizes their gender and other diversity metrics and plans for inclusion.

We’re committing to a more diverse Twitter

Article by Twitter describing their current diversity statistics, inclusion efforts, and plans for the future.

Ways To Raise Inclusive Kids In The Tough Times Ahead

Strategies for raising more inclusive kids post-2016 election.

Diversity and Inclusion: An update on our data | Slack

Summary of diversity and inclusion data from the company Slack.