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The Anatomy of Change – Mule Design Studio – Medium
“Without an explicit commitment to inclusivity that is manifested in norms and processes, any biases of the founding team or leadership are magnified. Without a process, interpersonal issues are treated as personal problems and there is no explicit standard to refer to when a member of an underrepresented group is treated unfairly, or bullied, or just plain ignored.”
ethics  bias  diversity  inclusion  edm  ethicaldesign  meetings  leadership  process 
june 2018 by laurakalbag
Confab 2018 Lightning Talks on Vimeo
- Make clear commitments to anti-oppression
- Avoid superficial diversity
- Treat marginalized experiences as a user context
- Remember: “nothing about us without us”
marchaegrair  ethicaldesign  ethics  edm  diversity  inclusion 
june 2018 by laurakalbag
Social media trolls and why Periscope is bad news for women everywhere
The most depressing thing about Periscope, the new live video streaming app?
Twitter owns it. That's bad news for women everywhere.
Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour in San Francisco. Photo: New York Times
And Periscope's cofounder has the usual response when asked what the start-up will do about trolling. Let's paraphrase that. We will let users sort their own problems out.
trolls  women  feminism  diversity  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  periscope  twitter 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Pax Dickinson: Business Insider CTO forced out for sexist, racist tweets.
“Yesterday, some people read these tweets, retweeted them, and wrote stories about them. “I've been expecting this to happen for a long time,” Dickinson tweeted as the opposition kicked into gear. “With me, they don't just disagree. It quickly morphs into trying to threaten my job.” Today Dickinson is no longer the CTO of Business Insider.” By Amanda Hess on Slate
sexism  racism  diversity  technology  industry  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Why men interrupt women
“Just like mansplaining, manterruption is all about gender politics. The phenomenon reflects the belief that women are worth less, socially, than men, and that their voices are more important.” By S.E Smith on The Daily Dot
technology  diversity  women  genderpolitics  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
On having a totally reasonable amount of self-confidence
While it's good to help someone check whether or not their words may be seeded in impostor syndrome, let's not go so far as to try and convince someone they're suffering from it. We need to remember that naming it on behalf of someone else can diminish the moments when impostor syndrome truly exists.
impostersyndrome  culture  diversity  women  confidence 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
That's What Xu Said : Stop Blowhard Syndrome
My totally reasonable amount of self-confidence is not a syndrome; dudes’ bloated senses of self-worth and the expectations we’ve built around them are. Correct accordingly.
diversity  impostersyndrome  confidence  women  culture 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
How big data is unfair
“I don’t mean to suggest that machine learning is inevitably unfair, but rather that there are powerful forces that can render decision making that depends on learning algorithms unfair.” By Moritz Hardt on Medium
bigdata  data  algorithms  diversity  indie  indieroundup  13mar15 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
To Truly Change Diversity In Tech, Follow The Money
“Kapor and other diversity-minded investors say that at the investment level, diversity does, in fact, affect the rest of the technology industry. VCs—94% of whom are male and mostly white, according to a Diana Project report—hold a lot of power that isn't being used well enough” By Jennifer Elias on Fast Company
diversity  women  technology  venturecapital  startups  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
In response to the Belgian Startup Manifesto: Alternative Innovation — Do we really need startups?
“Startups are immediately associated with a certain way of running a business. It usually comes with VCs, arrogant CEOs, exits selling data to corporate surveillance companies (making a living trading data), high risk, high growth…” By Frederic Jacobs on Medium
startup  startupmanifesto  business  sustainability  venturecapital  opensource  diversity  indie  indieroundup  6march2015 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men Named John
“Fewer large companies are run by women than by men named John, a sure indicator that the glass ceiling remains firmly in place in corporate America.” By Justin Wolfers on The New York Times
diversity  women  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Why are women leaving the tech industry in droves?
“That's a huge problem for the tech economy. According to the industry group Code.org, computing jobs will more than double by 2020, to 1.4 million. If women continue to leave the field, an already dire shortage of qualified tech workers will grow worse.” By Tracey Lien on the LA Times.
diversity  women  technology  industry  indie  indieroundup  27feb2015 
february 2015 by laurakalbag

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