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
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.
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,
Yes, Facebook likes to position itself as the solution to many of the world’s solutions these days, and yes, it can get quite tiring. But the organisation’s “Managing Unconscious Bias” training which it launched last month is perhaps one of the most important contributions it has made to the global business community to date.
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]
My latest #flearn was attempting to convince my theatrically-impaired boyfriend to come see The Lion King musical with. It was an comically heated argument….He could not understand why I was so adamant to sit through the show again.