Tackling Gender Diversity in Tech

Dab0267c721f2f5fec58dcc9be19c268?s=47 Elisha Tan
November 26, 2019

Tackling Gender Diversity in Tech

Gender diversity remains a problem in Asia. In this talk, I share why thriving for gender diversity in tech is not only the right thing to do, it is good for business. I also share some tips on how you can begin to increase gender diversity in your workplace.

Let's tackle gender diversity together!

I first presented this as a keynote at Seedstars Summit Asia in Cambodia: https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-summit-asia-2019


Elisha Tan

November 26, 2019


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  25. TechLadies.co Appendix: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/gender-equality/women-matter-ten-years-of-insights-on-gender-diversity https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/Business%20Functions/Organization/Our%20Insights/Delivering%20through%20diversity/Delivering-through- diversity_full-report.ashx http://execdev.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/blog/the-real-effects-of-unconscious-bias-in-the-workplace-0 https://talentculture.com/the-truth-about-unconscious-bias-in-the-workplace/ https://i-sight.com/resources/18-of-the-best-code-of-conduct-examples/ https://fortune.com/2019/11/12/companies-with-a-female-founder-are-exiting-more-quickly-than-male-founded-startups/

    https://www.bcg.com/en-us/publications/2018/why-women-owned-startups-are-better-bet.aspx https://www.forbes.com/sites/allysonkapin/2019/01/28/10-stats-that-build-the-case-for-investing-in-women-led-startups/#32d2d1e159d5 https://hbr.org/2013/12/how-diversity-can-drive-innovation https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriklarson/2017/09/21/new-research-diversity-inclusion-better-decision-making-at-work/#361341344cbf https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284811596_The_elusive_effects_of_workplace_diversity_on_innovation https://www.forbes.com/sites/rsmdiscovery/2018/08/22/why-workplace-diversity-is-so-important-and-why-its-so-hard-to-achieve/#3b6553c93096