Diversity in tech too often means ‘hiring white women.’ We need to move beyond that.

A company dominated by men hiring women from similar racial and socioeconomic backgrounds is not diversity in a meaningful sense.

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“The problem is when diversity programs focus on ‘women’ as a whole, they often fall into the trap of prioritizing the majority: White women.” adblanche

A company dominated by men hiring women from similar racial and socioeconomic backgrounds is not diversity in a meaningful sense.

have experienced ageism in the workplace. In industries like technology, the average age of a worker is often well below 30, fostering an environment where anything but “young and hungry” (read: able to stay at the office until 10 pm) is seen as abnormal and a disruption to workplace culture. Age discrimination is notoriously too, thanks to a culture where a woman’s worth is intrinsically tied to her physical appearance. We include age in our annual diversity report as a way of holding ourselves publicly accountable. One of the first steps to combat ageism is to actually track the age of your workforce, something many companies have been hesitant to do. At Atlassian, we included age in our annual diversity report as a way of holding ourselves publicly accountable. It’s also critical to consider how to market company culture and the work environment (and how you live up to that branding). For Atlassian, this means ensuring that our Careers page doesn’t solely focus on perks like ping pong and beer on tap. Instead, we promote benefits like comprehensive health coverage, flexible work policies and even backup childcare offerings. This helps us attract candidates at multiple stages of life and sets them up to be successful once they join us. Geography Diversity programs are often built from a local viewpoint, but what diversity means may vary drastically based on where you are in the nation or world. For example, while the conversation in the United States is often centered around gender and race, those concepts don’t always resonate in the same way beyond U.S. borders. In Atlassian’s Sydney headquarters, women’s cultural backgrounds and Indigenous identities are more salient. In Manila, womens’ religious identities are a key driver of the diversity discussion. In Europe, issues of national origin and immigrant status are more resonant. As businesses become more global, diversity programs must be globally cohesive but locally relevant, and take into account the unique makeup of talent in each location. As businesses become more global, diversity programs must be globally cohesive but locally relevant, and take into account the unique makeup of talent in each location and how (and with whom) people conduct their work. For example, while developing Atlassian’s unconscious bias training, I quickly realized that some nuances wouldn’t translate for certain offices. Talk to people who live in the Philippines about unconscious biases against black people created by a history of oppression and slavery, and you’ll have a hard time helping them understand how these biases can affect their teams, for example. I quickly changed our approach, moving to develop versions specific to each region in which we operate to make the content relevant and actionable for every Atlassian. While we teach the same core concepts in each location, we now vary the terminology (tailored to local English), the research we cite (biasing toward research conducted locally), and even the level of activity versus lecture for participants (based on local feedback and customs). Because there are different types of unconscious biases often held against women from different backgrounds, customizing our training materials by geography meant that we could address those biases more effectively and benefit all women across the organization. Diversity is one of the most important issues in modern business, and it's more important that we fight harder for it than ever. Working to increase the representation of a group that makes up 51 percent of the world population seems like the logical first step to maximize impact. But to get closer to achieving true gender equality, we need to start by taking into account the multiple components that make up women’s identities. Only then will we be able to build better, more inclusive programs that benefit everyone and accomplish our goal of building companies made up of truly diverse teams. Read more: Women 2.0

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What We Learned From Warren Shredding Bloomberg'There’s nothing more powerful (and scary, in the best sense of the word) than a woman who’s got nothing to lose and knows her goddamn sh*t.' –lkherman Unpacking2020

HuffPost is now a part of Verizon MediaSTORMY DANIELS is female..... she count? So, THAT’S what Marilyn Manson is up to now! She should be committed to doing her job well firstly.

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