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Fix Your Diversity Debt - CASE Brazil 2015

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Slides from my talk at CASE in São Paulo, Brazil about diversity debt, startups, and creating an inclusive culture in your startup.

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Fix Your Diversity Debt - CASE Brazil 2015

  1. 1. Conserte seu Débito de Diversidade Andrea Barrica @abarrica #WOCinTech Chat
  2. 2. Fix Your Diversity Debt Andrea Barrica @abarrica #WOCinTech Chat
  3. 3. +15% +35% Gender-diverse companies Ethnically diverse companies * Source: McKinsey analysis Diversity Pays
  4. 4. http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/why_diversity_matters http://www.catalyst.org/system/files/why_diversity_matters_catalyst_0.pdf “… racial diversity positively associated with more customers, increased sales revenue, greater relative profits, and greater market share.” “The study also examined gender diversity and found it to be positively associated with increased sales revenue, more customers, and greater relative profits.”
  5. 5. Diversity is good for business. But, it’s hard.
  6. 6. What gets done in a startup: Important Urgent Diversity? Product Sales Fundraising Bugs Ping Pong
  7. 7. What is diversity debt?
  8. 8. Ways to Address Diversity Debt
  9. 9. Broaden your definition of “diversity.”
  10. 10. Age Ethnicity/Race/Color Religion Class Sexual Orientation Personality Gender Able-bodiedness
  11. 11. Start as early as you can. Debt accrues the longer you wait.
  12. 12. <5 people
  13. 13. 10-20 people
  14. 14. >20 people
  15. 15. It’s not all about hiring. Create an inclusive culture.
  16. 16. 1. Form team values early. 2 . Stand up for them when someone is out of line. 3. Encourage healthy communication.
  17. 17. Learn about unconscious bias, then do something about it.
  18. 18. h start-ups that have gotten rid of whiteboardin
  19. 19. andidate is someone people would actively seek
  20. 20. 1. Try to interview at least 1 diverse candidate for every position. 2. Be specific with how your startup defines “culture fit.” 3. Mentor, hire interns, attend events.
  21. 21. Position matters. Watch office housework.
  22. 22. #WOCinTech Chat
  23. 23. 90 staff, 18 countries ~45% female ~35% international
  24. 24. Q&A @abarrica andrea@500.co
  25. 25. More resources: http://www.hiremorewomenintech.com/ http://www.greatplacetowork.com/

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