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Diversity in Tech: The Unspoken Empathy Gap

Jules Walter
Jun 6, 2016 · 3 min read

But many minorities spend a significant amount of cognitive energy trying to belong instead of performing our best work and it’s exhausting.

One thing I’ve come to realize is how hard it is for people to share these experiences. Often, these stories are too personal, emotional, subjective, or hard to share without deeply trusting the listener. It is also difficult to share these stories, as without the larger context, the listener is unlikely to grasp the nuances of the experience without knowing the backstory.

Tech Diversity Files

A compendium of articles examining Tech’s ongoing…

Jules Walter

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Product @SlackHQ. Using technology to make the world a better place. MIT and HBS alum. Made in Haiti.

Tech Diversity Files

A compendium of articles examining Tech’s ongoing challenges with building inclusive workplace cultures, and telling the stories of those feeling the impacts the most.

Jules Walter

Written by

Product @SlackHQ. Using technology to make the world a better place. MIT and HBS alum. Made in Haiti.

Tech Diversity Files

A compendium of articles examining Tech’s ongoing challenges with building inclusive workplace cultures, and telling the stories of those feeling the impacts the most.

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