It's been scientifically proven that more diverse communities and workplaces create better products and the solutions to difficult problems are more complete and diverse themselves. Companies are struggling to find adequate talent. So why do we see so few women, people of color, and LGBTQ people at our events and on the about pages of our websites? Even more curiously, why do 60% of women leave the tech industry within 10 years? Why are fewer women choosing to pursue computer science and related degrees than ever before? Why have stories of active discouragement, dismissal, harassment, or worse become regular news?
@ashedryden Your talk was *so* good. Thank you for giving it!— Geoff Petrie (@geopet) September 27, 2013
@ashedryden you were / are fantastic! Glad I could hear this.— Joshua Timberman (@jtimberman) September 27, 2013
"change starts with us"- great talk abt how we can influence change in our communities towards more diversity & opportunity from @ashedryden— the watts (@thewatts) September 27, 2013