Trump's Win Is Making Tech Care More About Diversity - According To A New Survey
Yeah, seems like an alternative-universe headline, but a study conducted by Atlassian shows that of the 1,400 tech workers surveyed across the United States, forty-eight percent say they care more about diversity after the election. And forty-one percent even said they changed their workplace behavior as a result.
The study is fascinating and also points out what we're seeing more of at PowerToFly.com, the realization among employees that a “bottoms up approach" for improving diversity and inclusion at companies could be the way to finally move the needle. That means more employees want to get involved in making their companies less homogenous. At PowerToFly we recently submitted a panel to Grace Hopper around this very topic with the title “Everyone Can Build Inclusive Environments: How You Can Shape Diversity Initiatives No Matter Your Career Level”. Hopefully we're accepted and can widen the conversation, especially as it is top of mind for employees.
I thought about writing this blog piece like one of those quizzes that used to be on the back pages of Seventeen and Cosmo where each question would offer several answers of varying point levels and you'd pick one answer per question, tally up your points at the end, and match your score to one of several possible results.
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