Diversity and Inclusion in Tech 

Veni Kunche
Software Engineer. Founder. Maker. I run Diversify Tech - a community and newsletter for underrepresented folks in tech: http://diversifytech.co/join

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This Deep Dive starts off on what diversity and inclusion actually mean and the issues that minoritised folks face as they navigate the tech industry. Then we’ll dive into how to address some of these issues.


Veni Kunche is a Software Engineer turned founder. She runs Diversify Tech where she connects underrepresented people in tech to opportunities as well as helps companies hire them. She studied Computer Science and Data Science. Her company Diversify Tech won the Diversity Product of the Year award.


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There are a lot of misconceptions around what diversity and inclusion means. It’s hard to have a discussion when we are all not on the same page. Let’s start with the definitions first. Kim Crayton, the founder of the #causeascene movement and podcast, walks you through the various terms around diversity and inclusion.

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Kimberlé Crenshaw, a lawyer, civil rights advocate, and a professor at Columbia and the University of California Los Angeles, talks about intersectionality which is when different forms of discrimination overlap and can have a compounding effect.

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Rachel Thomas, the Director of USF Center for Applied Data Ethics and the co-founder of fast.ai, talks about the disability pay gap, representation and invisible illnesses.

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Joan, the Director of Content at Linktree and the creator of Transgenderinclusion.com, talks about her experience with misogyny and power imbalance of startups as a transgender woman.

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This report put together by the Kapor Center gives you a framework for understanding and addressing the lack of diversity across the tech ecosystem. This is a long read but well worth it.

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The lack of diversity in tech not only affects the people who work in tech but the world around us. This talk by Joy Buolamwini, a computer scientist and digital activist based at the MIT Media Lab, is about the need for accountability as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.

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Project Include’s mission is to give everyone a fair chance to succeed in tech. These are their recommendations for improving your hiring process.

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In this article, underrepresented people in tech give advice to employers on how to fix their interview process. If you can make the interview process better for us, everyone would benefit as well.

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If you made it this far, you’ve learned a lot on the issues in the tech industry. It can feel overwhelming. I’ll leave you with Jennifer Kim’s advice to start small and develop the mindset of being inclusive.

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I hope this Deep Dive gave you a glimpse into the issues around diversity and inclusion in tech. If you’d like to continue learning about how to make tech welcoming and inclusive for everyone, join my Business & Ally newsletter. Subscribe here for free.

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