It’s easy to justify putting off the work and building your diversity debt, thinking that you’ll have more time to get to it later, once you’ve shipped, once you’ve found product-market fit, once you’ve secured your Series A. Now your engineering team has grown to 7, 10, or 15. Hiring your first female engineer has become much harder.
Welcome to Diversity Debt: The Crisis That Could Sink Uber
susan wu

So damn true and a common mistake made all too often.