WE DON’T HAVE TO EXPLAIN THAT TECH IS NOT DIVERSE: LESSONS FROM A TWO-DECADE BATTLE

What is the business case you make for diversity? For us, the business case is that we want every developer in the world on our platform. And when we say every developer, we don’t mean people who just know they’re developers today. Read full article

 

HOW CORPORATE AMERICA IS TRYING TO FOSTER MORE REAL TALK ABOUT RACE

Nicole Sanchez, CEO of Vaya Consulting, said she has had more interest from clients about having frank dialogues about race -- rather than merely talking about diversity and inclusion -- "in the last six months than I probably did in the previous 25 years." Read full article

 

HOW I MADE IT: NICOLE SANCHEZ LEADS THE CHARGE FOR DIVERSITY

One of Sanchez's goals is to help others understand why diversity matters. "I hear a lot of cop-outs around diversity," she said. "When somebody says they don't want to 'lower the bar' in order to hire a diverse team, often what it takes is to just reflect that question back on the person and say, 'What do you mean by lowering the bar? Because to me that sounds like you think anybody who comes through these doors who doesn't look a certain way or hasn't gone to a certain short list of schools is automatically not as good as you.' Read full article


'BOYS WILL BE BOYS' GETS A NEW SPIN IN SILICON VALLEY SEXISM SCANDAL

Nicole Sanchez says those speaking up in defense of men who have admitted preying on women fall into different camps: friends and loved ones, people who are afraid of losing access to the investor's resources and those who realize their own behavior could be called into question. Read full article


PUBLIC HOUSING TO KEY ROLE IN DIVERSITY

Over the past months, Campos has been sharing his story from the White House to an American Indian reservation in Oklahoma. While 90 percent of the households of college-educated Americans have broadband access, roughly half of of other households do. Read full article


GITHUB VP TELLS COMPANIES & JOB SEEKERS “DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND

Vaya has been working to increase diversity in tech since before many of today’s hottest startups were even formed— yes, including Facebook and Google. Read full article


WALLS & BRIDGES: GENDER EQUALITY

Last October, accusations of sexual assault against film mogul Harvey Weinstein prompted thousands of women to post #metoo on Facebook and Twitter, showing that they too have experienced sexual assault or harassment. In the months since, women have come forward with allegations of misconduct against a slough of powerful men in entertainment, politics, tech and other fields. But what’s next for the me too movement? In this special Walls and Bridges conversation, KQED's Tonya Mosley tackles the question with a panel of experts. Read full article


WHAT A GOOD COMPANY APOLOGY ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE

Nicole Sanchez’s job is to help businesses go beyond silence and “that’s not my problem.” As a lecturer on workplace diversity at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business who has served as Vice President of Social Impact at GitHub, Nicole Sanchez is the founder of Vaya Consulting where she teaches business leaders how to demonstrate care to their employees when they face internal and external crises. She talked with Ladders on how companies can do a public apology the right way. Read full article


WHAT GITHUB DID TO KILL ITS TROLLS

Sanchez got to work, revamping how the company approached everything from hiring and performance reviews to office decor. Since its beginning, the company had been non-hierarchical, with no managers or titles, but Sanchez helped to kill it, finding that without bosses, people weren't held accountable when their actions were in the wrong. Read full article