Friday, January 20, 2017

"We Don't Have To Explain That Tech Is Not Diverse": Lessons From A Two-Decade Battle - FASTCOMPANY

by CALE GUTHRIE WEISSMAN 
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Publisher: FastCompany.com 

GitHub's VP of inclusion shares what she's seen change in tech and what progress still needs to be made.

GitHub's Nicole Sanchez has been busy for the last two decades working in the diversity space, more often than not explaining to seemingly deaf ears why it's important for the technology industry to become more equitable.

For the last two years she has been at GitHub as an outspoken proponent for diversity in tech. I chatted with her late last year about her multifaceted career and why roles like hers are so important. What follows is an edited version of our conversation.