There’s a lot of chat, both positive and negative, about diversity in start-ups. In the aftermath of scandals, what can startups do to revamp their hiring process to improve diversity and inclusion at their firms? As this Techstars report points out,
“Diversity is important to 72% of founders, but only 10% are taking action”
Where are the FAQs, how-to’s, or tool-kits that can bring diversity from “important” to “reality”? In an exchange with the influential Internet4Jobs network, there were so many great resources mentioned, I made myself a roundup and thought it would be even more powerful if to share and invite further contributions. No excuses, let’s do this!
Here are a few resources with attribution after:
- AfterCollege has some employer-focused blog posts on tactics to increase diversity recruiting. The article, “Pipeline Solutions for Tech Diversity” was particularly useful. (@robertoangulomurillo)
- 50+ Ideas for Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace and the Lever case study (@nikkidavies)
- US Business Leadership Network ((USBLN), now named DisabililtyIn(@bobbicordano)
- The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) has a number of toolkits to foster DEI in the workplace (@emilyachong)
- UC Hastings Center for WorkLife Law has a Bias Interrupters toolkit that might be useful (@emilyachong)
- Harvard Professor, Iris Bohnet, on best practices for D&I initiatives related to gender(@ronitavni)
- Cynthia Overton‘s Inclusion Clearinghouse (@stephanielampkin)
- Eight Ways to Make Your D&I Efforts Less Talk and More Walk
Add your resources, FAQs and toolkits in the comments below!
Diana Wu David is the author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration and is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School’s EMBA Global. She is a former Financial Times executive and has consulted with or spoken at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the World Bank, Expedia, Randstad and Credit Suisse.