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She++

  1. 1. Why Diversity is Important
  2. 2. Because we need Rosie
  3. 3. Homogeneous Groups Can Sufferfrom GroupthinkA phenomenon in which the desire forconformity in the group results in limited or selfreferential decision-making outcomes.
  4. 4. Greater diversity == greatercapacity to innovate
  5. 5. Workplace Diversity == IncreasedProfits, More Customers
  6. 6. Bring it On! We Can Rock theMeritocracy
  7. 7. Accessibility of the Meritocracy
  8. 8. The Meritocracy is Not Unbiased
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Looking at Some Dirty Laundry
  11. 11. “Others” as Incompetent
  12. 12. “Others” as Incompetent
  13. 13. “Others” as Incompetent
  14. 14. “Others” as Non-Achievers
  15. 15. “Others” as 0xB16B00B5(Microsoft Hyper-V Guest)
  16. 16. Forget “Them,” My Boy RocksOhio LinuxFest Swag
  17. 17. “Others” as Sex Object
  18. 18. “Others” as Beer Fetchers
  19. 19. Rise of the Brogrammer
  20. 20. Ya Bro – We Be Menning It Up
  21. 21. “Others” as Sexualized Objects
  22. 22. Sexual Objectification of Peers
  23. 23. The Darkest Corners and the MRM● Feminist Frequency backlash● PyCon Dongle Gate
  24. 24. A Familiar Argument
  25. 25. 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.

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