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News on the Radar: 10/25/2017

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:57:09 +0000

News on the Radar: 10/25/2017

October 25, 2017

Here is a brief round-up of information and news that crossed NCWIT's radar recently and which we think will be of interest to you. The practices or content of the news gathered (while not endorsed or vetted by NCWIT) is meant to spark new conversations and ideas surrounding the current diversity statistics and trends in the tech workforce. We encourage you to add your two cents on this month's topics in the comments below.




Women in Tech Raise the Bar: They Don't Need It Lowered Anyways.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:33:28 +0000

Women in Tech Raise the Bar: They Don't Need It Lowered Anyways.

October 3, 2017

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‘Do tech companies have to lower the bar to hire diverse candidates?’

Short story: No. Longer story: Here are a few reasons to stop asking that question, followed by a few alternatives to ask instead…




News on the Radar: 9/27/17

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 02:00:04 +0000

News on the Radar: 9/27/17

September 26, 2017

Here is a brief round-up of information and news that crossed NCWIT's radar recently and which we think will be of interest to you. The practices or content of the news gathered (while not endorsed or vetted by NCWIT) is meant to spark new conversations and ideas surrounding the current diversity statistics and trends in the tech workforce. We encourage you to add your two cents on this month's topics in the comments below.




A Research-Based Approach To Diversity And Inclusion

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:21:26 +0000

A Research-Based Approach To Diversity And Inclusion

September 1, 2017

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.




News on the Radar: 8/30/17

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:57:52 +0000

News on the Radar: 8/30/17

August 30, 2017

Here is a brief round-up of information and news that crossed NCWIT's radar recently and which we think will be of interest to you. The practices or content of the news gathered (while not endorsed or vetted by NCWIT) is meant to spark new conversations and ideas surrounding the current diversity statistics and trends in the tech workforce. We encourage you to add your two cents on this month's topics in the comments below.




Gender Difference Explanations for Disparities in Tech Are Not Supported by Science: For a Field That Claims to Be "Data-Driven," It's Time to Stop the So-Called "Debate"

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:49:40 +0000

Gender Difference Explanations for Disparities in Tech Are Not Supported by Science: For a Field That Claims to Be "Data-Driven," It's Time to Stop the So-Called "Debate"

August 30, 2017

Recent headlines have made it clear that, despite a wealth of evidence to the contrary, fallacies about innate gender differences persistently circulate in the public conversation. Media or other coverage implying that these ideas are matters of legitimate debate confuses the public and hinders progress.




Sexual Harassment in the Tech Industry: Why Now? What Now?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:53:44 +0000

Sexual Harassment in the Tech Industry: Why Now? What Now?

August 9, 2017

The past few months have seen increased public attention to sexual harassment in the tech industry; this attention has also resulted in some more significant consequences for the perpetrators than in past instances. At NCWIT, we’ve received a number of inquiries about these trends; below we respond to some of the most frequently asked questions and offer our insights about what kinds of steps should be taken going forward.

1. Sexual harassment has long been present in the tech industry, so why is the issue getting such traction right now?