Tools for Diversity Sourcing & Removing Unconscious Bias:
- Diversity Sourcing: Boolean Search Strings for LinkedIn — Some “starter” queries for Boolean search strings for diversity sourcing on LinkedIn
- Managing Bias — A suite of videos and resources released by Facebook around unconscious bias, addressing job postings and interviews, as well as on-the-job interactions.
- NPM’s Guidelines for writing job posts for diversity — Short and sweet job description guideline, with link to an open source repo of former job descriptions.
- Textio — Easy-to-use platform for optimizing job descriptions by uncovering key phrases and unconscious gender bias.
Specialized Recruitment & Consulting Firms:
- Awesome Co - Surfaces diverse talent for tech companies. [New York City]
- Blendoor - Mobile job matching app that hides candidate name and photo to circumvent unconscious bias and facilitate diversity recruiting in tech companies.
- ChickTech Jobs - Job board that helps companies find qualified female applicants to build diverse technical teams.
- Paradigm - Has helped companies like Slack and Airbnb identify strategies to more effectively attract, hire, develop, and retain a diverse workforce.
- Power To Fly - Recruitment firm specializing in remote jobs for women in tech. [Global]
- Savvy - Recruitment service for motivated women (apx. 40% currently in STEM). Only works with companies focused on equal hiring, promotion and pay initiatives.
- Tech Ladies — Connecting its community of 20,000+ women in tech with the best jobs and opportunities in tech. [Global]
Women’s Tech Communities:
- Chicago Women Developers - Community of women who love to code or want to learn [Chicago]
- Ladies Who Code - Brings the brightest female minds together to code, talk tech, share ideas and innovate via global meetups & conferences [Global]
- Latinas in Computing - Community created by and for the Latinas in computing
- Lesbians Who Tech - Community of queer women in & around tech (and the people who love them)
- Linuxchix - Network of women working in Linux around the world. Includes Chicas Linux, a chapter devoted to supporting Spanish-speaking women in Linux. [Global]
- NY Tech Women - Organizes educational and social events for 500+ female technologists [New York City]
- NY Women In Tech - Organizes networking and social events for women in tech [New York City]
- NYC Tech Ladies - Organizes monthly meetups and an active online community of 1000 women in tech [New York City]
- Systers - One of the world’s largest email communities of technical women in computing [Global]
- Women’s Coding Collective - Community of women who create for the web [Boston, Global]
- Women in Machine Learning- Network of female computer scientists in machine learning [Global]
- Women in Tech - Membership organization for women in tech [Global]
- Women Who Tech - Brings together 2800+ talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change [Global]
Lists of Top Women in Tech:
- Top 50 Female Full Stack Developers in New York City [New York City]
- Top 50 Female Front-End Engineers In San Francisco [San Francisco]
- 50 Women in Tech Dominating Silicon Valley [Silicon Valley]
- 52 Powerful Women Programmers & Designers [Washington D.C.]
Tactics for Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Candidates:
- How To Hire (And Keep) Female Developers, Rebecca Gatesman, FastCompany
- The CEO’s Guide To Building Diverse Teams (And Keeping Them That Way), Amy Sample Ward, FastCompany — How to take advantage of the diverse staff you’ve hired with every project
- Prioritizing Diversity — 5 Things companies can do to cultivate diversity, TechCrunch
- Hey, Men in Tech: 10 Tips for Solving Your Pipeline Problem, Katrin Verclas
- How to Hire More Women at Your Startup, Cristina Cordova
- 10 Actionable Ways to Actually Increase Diversity In Tech, Catherine Ashcroft, FastCompany
- There’s No Excuse For Not Hiring Women, The Wall Street Journal
- Hiring Female Tech Talent in NYC: An Open Source Experiment, Alleywatch
- Women Who Tech Presentation: Disrupting the Startup Brogrammer Culture
- Hire More Women In Tech
- Sponsorship isn’t enough: Why Tech Companies Are Failing To Attract Female Engineers
Thank you to Allyson Kapin and the wonderful community of Women Who Tech for introducing me to several of these resources.