The bad news: everything is terrible. Companies large and small are overwhelmingly dominated by white men. People from marginalized communities struggle to break into tech, clawing our way through a racist, sexist, classist, ableist system only to be fired, quit or just suffer in misery for the big paycheck, often at the expense of our mental and physical health.
The good news: we’ve finally reached the tipping point where the pressure is high enough that companies are actively trying to address this imbalance and diversify their workforces.
Some of these companies are sincere—some are just talking the talk in the hope of staying relevant. I’ll explore what it’s like for marginalized people working at these companies and what it really takes to create a workplace that is truly welcoming of everyone.