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Diversity & Inclusion

2019 Report: The State of Diversity in Tech by Skillcrush

As we kick off 2020, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the state of diversity in tech: where we are now, and how we can improve in the future. Our friends at Skillcrush wanted to dive deeper to better understand the current state of diversity in tech, so they designed a survey that would do just that.

You've probably seen the stats. Stats like:


So obviously there are problems with diversity and inclusion in the tech world. BIG problems. It doesn't matter if we're focusing on: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, age, parenting or caregiving status

The tech field simply isn't doing enough to be inclusive.

Skillcrush surveyed over 600 women and nonbinary individuals about what they think about diversity and inclusion in the tech world. What are their career goals? What does diversity and inclusion mean to them? What barriers have they experienced in the tech world and how can we help?

Their answers were surprising. They were upsetting. And, at times, they were incredibly frustrating to read.

Answers like:

  • "I think it is even harder for [women of color] to feel accepted and welcomed in the tech culture,"
  • "I definitely felt like I was looked at as not as smart as male coworkers,"

And the nearly 70% of respondents that believe the tech world has a motherhood penalty.

But there was also optimism sprinkled in their responses that can motivate underrepresented groups and allies to keep fighting to create a better experience for anyone who's ever felt marginalized in the tech world.

Whether good, bad, or somewhere in between, we hope these insights will help further the conversation and encourage action around diversity and inclusion within the tech industry.

>> Get the complete report here.

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Best Work-From-Home Companies 2022

Every year, PowerToFly creates a list of the best work-from-home companies. Now that over half of the U.S. workforce is remote, compiling that list was a bit more challenging.

This year, we prioritized selecting companies that are remote-friendly—meaning they have both remote and in-person roles—but they have made long-term commitments to hiring and supporting employees who choose to work from home; and we think they have the perks, values, and organizational framework to allow all employees to flourish in their careers, regardless of location.

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12 (Inclusive) Holiday Greetings to Use This December

We gathered a year’s worth of holidays in our Diversity and Inclusion Calendar, and here’s a summary of key holidays coming up this month and what you can say to teammates who celebrate them (in ways that are appropriate and not generic!):

Hanukkah

For Hanukkah, which is celebrated from November 28 to December 6:

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National Security Agency (NSA)

How This Former Teacher Keeps Learning at NSA — And Helps Others Do the Same

Christina S., Deputy Director of the Computer Science Skill Community at the National Security Agency, is a computer scientist by trade and an educator at heart.

Whether she’s volunteering, providing mentorship, or spending time with her husband and two daughters, Christina finds ways to infuse learning in every encounter.

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Capco

4 Tips that Helped Capco Partner So Jene Kim Transition from Banking to Consulting

So Jene Kim isn’t afraid of change.

Some of the shifts she’s made in her life have been major ones: English major to Wall Streeter. New York to Hong Kong. Banking to consulting.

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Unlocking Your Team’s Potential Through Inclusive Leadership

The teams that we are working with in 2021 are more diverse than ever. We all have unique values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, and behaviors. Our diversity is a strength, and having unique talent and perspectives drives organizational and individual performance forward. However, the real benefits of diversity like innovation, creativity, and financial gain can only be realized in an inclusive environment where individuals feel like they are valued and belong.

How do you set your team up to thrive in an environment where they feel like they belong?

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