A Research-Based Approach To Diversity And Inclusion

Unfortunately, when it comes to increasing diverse participation in tech, good intentions are never enough. Frequently, in our work with tech companies, we encounter many folks who are frustrated and wonder why things, to date, have changed so little. We have found that one of the first steps to easing this frustration and improving effectiveness of change efforts is to help folks distinguish between research-based approaches versus well-meaning but misguided approaches that are not based on research. I thought it might be useful to share a few quick points to help change-leaders separate the research-based wheat from the misguided chaff when it comes to creating inclusive cultures.

In short, research-based approaches are not about fixing people, are not only about the “pipeline,” and are not “women’s issues” or issues for underrepresented groups to resolve in isolation.

Read the full blog on Huffington Post.