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My Technology Will Be Intersectional or It Will Be BULLSHIT!: Lightning Talk Edition

My Technology Will Be Intersectional or It Will Be BULLSHIT!: Lightning Talk Edition

Julie Pagano

April 20, 2012
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  1. My Technology Will Be
    Intersectional
    or It Will Be BULLSHIT!
    Julie Pagano
    @juliepagano

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  2. My Technology Will Be
    Intersectional
    or It Will Be BULLSHIT!
    Julie Pagano
    @juliepagano
    (or: why you should start worrying and care about the diversity)

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  3. What is intersectionality?
    Why is diversity important?
    How do we improve diversity?
    1
    2
    3

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  4. 1
    What is
    intersectionality?

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  5. race
    religion
    sex &
    gender
    age
    health &
    body class
    sexuality
    ethnicity

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  6. race
    religion
    sex &
    genderage
    health &
    bodyclass
    sexuality
    ethnicity

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  7. race
    religion
    sex &
    genderage
    health &
    bodyclass
    sexuality
    ethnicity

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  8. 2
    Why is diversity
    important?

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  9. Decision outcomes

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  10. Decision outcomes
    Performance

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  11. Decision outcomes
    Performance
    Creativity

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  12. Decision outcomes
    Performance
    Creativity
    Innovation

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  13. Pipeline
    Hiring

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  14. Pipeline
    Hiring
    Turnover

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  15. Pipeline
    Hiring
    Turnover
    Retention

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  16. Happier
    consumers

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  17. 3
    How do we
    improve diversity?

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  18. Role models
    & mentors

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  19. Community
    & events

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  20. recruiting
    & hiring

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  21. Development
    Flexibility

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  22. Development
    Flexibility
    Address hidden
    biases

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  23. Development
    Flexibility
    Address hidden
    biases
    Decrease negative
    experiences

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  24. In a 2007 study, the Level Playing Field
    Institute found that subtle, negative
    workplace experiences, especially on a
    cumulative basis, cost companies an
    estimated $64 billion per year in
    expenses related to employee turnover.

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  25. In a 2007 study, the Level Playing Field
    Institute found that subtle, negative
    workplace experiences, especially on a
    cumulative basis, cost companies an
    estimated $64 billion per year in
    expenses related to employee turnover.

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  26. In a 2007 study, the Level Playing Field
    Institute found that subtle, negative
    workplace experiences, especially on a
    cumulative basis, cost companies an
    estimated $64 billion per year in
    expenses related to employee turnover.

    View full-size slide

  27. In a 2007 study, the Level Playing Field
    Institute found that subtle, negative
    workplace experiences, especially on a
    cumulative basis, cost companies an
    estimated $64 billion per year in
    expenses related to employee turnover.

    View full-size slide

  28. In a 2007 study, the Level Playing Field
    Institute found that subtle, negative
    workplace experiences, especially on a
    cumulative basis, cost companies an
    estimated $64 billion per year in
    expenses related to employee turnover.

    View full-size slide

  29. In a 2007 study, the Level Playing Field
    Institute found that subtle, negative
    workplace experiences, especially on a
    cumulative basis, cost companies an
    estimated $64 billion per year in
    expenses related to employee turnover.

    View full-size slide

  30. In a 2007 study, the Level Playing Field
    Institute found that subtle, negative
    workplace experiences, especially on a
    cumulative basis, cost companies an
    estimated $64 billion per year in
    expenses related to employee turnover.

    View full-size slide

  31. In a 2007 study, the Level Playing Field
    Institute found that subtle, negative
    workplace experiences, especially on a
    cumulative basis, cost companies an
    estimated $64 billion per year in
    expenses related to employee turnover.

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  32. Exclusionary cliques

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  33. Exclusionary cliques
    Bullying

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  34. Exclusionary cliques
    Bullying
    Sexual teasing, jokes, or
    questions

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  35. Exclusionary cliques
    Bullying
    Sexual teasing, jokes, or
    questions
    Racial, ethnic, or cultural jokes

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  36. Exclusionary cliques
    Bullying
    Sexual teasing, jokes, or
    questions
    Racial, ethnic, or cultural jokes
    Homophobic jokes, remarks, or
    questions

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  37. Exclusionary cliques
    Bullying
    Sexual teasing, jokes, or
    questions
    Racial, ethnic, or cultural jokes
    Homophobic jokes, remarks, or
    questions
    Being mistaken for someone else
    of the same race/gender

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  38. Exclusionary cliques
    Bullying
    Sexual teasing, jokes, or
    questions
    Racial, ethnic, or cultural jokes
    Homophobic jokes, remarks, or
    questions
    Being mistaken for someone else
    of the same race/gender
    BULLSHIT

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  39. DO NOT do this

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  40. DO NOT do this
    When asked, STOP

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  41. DO NOT do this
    When asked, STOP
    Call out BULLSHIT

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  42. My Technology Will Be Intersectional
    or It Will Be BULLSHIT!

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  43. My Technology Will Be Intersectional
    or It Will Be BULLSHIT!

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