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    She++ She++ Presentation Transcript

    • Why Diversity is Important
    • Because we need Rosie
    • Homogeneous Groups Can Sufferfrom GroupthinkA phenomenon in which the desire forconformity in the group results in limited or selfreferential decision-making outcomes.
    • Greater diversity == greatercapacity to innovate
    • Workplace Diversity == IncreasedProfits, More Customers
    • Bring it On! We Can Rock theMeritocracy
    • Accessibility of the Meritocracy
    • The Meritocracy is Not Unbiased
    • The Meritocracy is Subject toContext● Super majority male industry● Risk of building a culture that reaffirms“maleness” and reduces others to “otherness”● Groupthink culture● A culture that may at times be “uninviting” todiverse participation.
    • Looking at Some Dirty Laundry
    • “Others” as Incompetent
    • “Others” as Incompetent
    • “Others” as Incompetent
    • “Others” as Non-Achievers
    • “Others” as 0xB16B00B5(Microsoft Hyper-V Guest)
    • Forget “Them,” My Boy RocksOhio LinuxFest Swag
    • “Others” as Sex Object
    • “Others” as Beer Fetchers
    • Rise of the Brogrammer
    • Ya Bro – We Be Menning It Up
    • “Others” as Sexualized Objects
    • Sexual Objectification of Peers
    • The Darkest Corners and the MRM● Feminist Frequency backlash● PyCon Dongle Gate
    • A Familiar Argument
    • Final Thoughts● Sexism in tech is real.● Its not unique to tech.● WiT is not a womens issue, its an industryissue.● Cultural transformation is hard.● Build cultural spaces that are inclusive.● We will be stronger for it.