Recently, Fast Company published an article on diversity by By J.J. McCorvey titled “Just Being Who We Are Is Extremely Risky”: An Honest Discussion On Race In Silicon Valley”. Its a roundtable discussion with nine African-American tech leaders that may teach you something. The discussion includes the following:
- Lack of diversity in Silicon Valley
- STEM in Black households
- Hiring odds for blacks and the view of hiring blacks
- The risks of creating a start-up
- Being visible in Silicon Valley and the pressure to succeed
But Linda. Honey. Listen. The bullet points are just the tip of the iceberg. It’s best you get it from them. Go!