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Dropbox partners with Diverse City Careers to encourage greater diversity in the workplace

- February 16, 2016 2 MIN READ

Dropbox has today launched a partnership with Melbourne startup Diverse City Careers (DCC) aimed at encouraging greater diversity within Australian workplaces. The partnership will see Dropbox give DCC, which runs a jobs board full of roles at organisations that share the startup’s same values of diversity, ongoing support to run educational events, campaigns, webinars, and produce other free resources

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Girls in Tech launches Melbourne chapter to encourage greater diversity in Australian tech

- February 15, 2016 4 MIN READ

From the world’s biggest companies releasing dismal diversity statistics about their workforces to initiatives such as the Elephant in the Valley project, there has never been more awareness of the difficulties anyone who is not a straight, white male faces in tech. After years of women and minorities being sidelined, they are now fighting back with initiatives aimed at upping their representation in the industry.

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1 in 4 Australians have been discriminated against at work on the basis of gender

- November 5, 2015 2 MIN READ

The level of discrimination in Australian workplaces is higher than the global average, according to a new report from HR firm Randstad. The latest Randstad Workmonitor report found that while 79 percent of Australian workers believe their business has an open and inclusive culture and 89 percent of workers value diversity in the workplace, one in four or 25 percent of Australian workers said they had been discriminated against on the basis of their gender,

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Who invests in investors?

- July 24, 2015 1 MIN READ

Hunter Walk, early-stage investor at Homebrew, approached Anne Dinneen, CIO of Hamilton College, about how VCs evaluate venture partnerships. She said “assembling managers with different backgrounds can contribute to a more diverse set of perspectives and hence investment opportunities”. [Source: Hunter Walk Blog]

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East of Palo Alto’s Eden

- January 12, 2015 1 MIN READ

What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community? Would the technology industry be different? Would we? And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past? [Source: TechCrunch.com]