TGIF! In the wake of #MeToo, the Golden Globes and #TimesUp, and CES, this week’s reading focused on how allies to equality, diversity, inclusion can make an impact to #ChangeTheRatio.
Check back at the end of each week for our Friday finds.
Here’s what we’re reading – January 12, 2018
- Read: Want to Be an Ally to Women at Work? Here Are Five Things Men in Tech Have Been Doing by Sarah Granger at Slate. This round up of best practices for men who want to be allies to women in tech lays a foundation for those interested in supporting women in the industry.
- Read: Diversifying the workforce in the DevOps industry by Nick Ismail for Information Age. An insider’s perspective into DevOps and why this hybrid space between Product Management and Engineering doesn’t carry the same gender biases as more traditional technical roles.
- Read: And You Say You’re an Ally? WTF by Better Male Allies for Code Like a Girl on Medium. We appreciated the real-life examples of how allies and Performance “Wokeness” play out in the tech space. If Radical Focus resonated with you, give this a read.
- Read: CES has a diversity problem. And it’s well past time to fix it. by Brenda Darden Wilkerson for recode. One of many thought pieces on the notably all male keynote speaker lineup at CES this year.
- Read: Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity by Cary Funk and Kim Parker for the Pew Research Center. This study spawned a number of articles that dive into the gender and race inequity in STEM.
- Read: How to buck the brogrammer culture and get women into STEM by Cai Gao for Wired. Another insider’s account of how she broke into STEM and what recommendations she has for how local government, organizations, companies, and hiring/engineering managers can begin to be better allies.
- Read: Dev Team Diversity #RealTalk by Sarah Mei for DevMynd. Concrete, actionable advice for engineering managers, team leaders, and management on how to diversify your dev teams.
- Read: Engineering Confidence: A Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome by Emilee Urbanek on the UBER Engineering blog. We loved this piece from Emilee, a Software Engineer who started as an intern. She shares her experience with strong mentors, actionable feedback, and confidence building.
What are you reading, watching, and listening to? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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