There are many pieces to the recruiting puzzle and when it comes to hiring diverse candidates, it’s worth examining each of them. One question we are frequently asked is, where can I find people (who aren’t white guys) to hire for tech roles? First, it’s absolutely critical to remember that everything from your job posting to your employer branding to your screening, resume review, and candidate interview processes can contain bias, but there are ways to mitigate it. It’s also worth mentioning that when you do hire more candidates from underrepresented communities, it’s equally critical that you create an inclusive environment. Without this, you’ll be saying goodbye to those hires who are different from you before you know it, and you’ll have to start the whole process over again!
Assuming you’ve examined your processes and have accounted for ways to mitigate bias in your hiring, and have also worked toward creating an inclusive culture, here are some great places to start thinking about where to source a more diverse group of candidates.
This week we’ll start with places to find women and LGBTQIA+ candidates!
Fairygodboss – Online job bank and acts as a Glassdoor for women wanting to know how woman-friendly a company is
Grace Hopper Celebration – Probably the best known conference for women in tech around
InHerSight – Similar to Fairygodboss, it also provides jobs online and rates and reviews companies based on specific factors that matter to women
Lesbians Who Tech – Known for fun summits with big names in NYC and San Francisco
The Mom Project – Connecting moms returning to work with companies
NCWIT Summit – National Center for Women in Technology holds an annual summit supporting women in tech
Out in Tech – Job board and events for the LGBTQIA+ community
Out Professional Network – Job board, local networking and events for the LGBTQIA+ community
Path Forward – Program for people returning to work after 2+ years of full-time caregiving
Pink Jobs – Job board for the LGBTQIA+ community
Power to Fly – Career advice and coaching, jobs and events for women
reacHIRE – Return-to-work program focused on women in management roles
She+ Geeks Out – That’s us! Events, networking and professional development for women+ in tech and tech-adjacent roles, as well as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion education
Transgender Job Bank – Job board for transgender, genderqueer, bigender, pangender, genderfluid, and agender people
Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology (WEST) – Learning community for women in science and technology
Women in Technology (WIT) – Job board, events and community for women in tech in the Washington DC area
Women in Technology International (WITI) – Worldwide coalition of women in technology including jobs, networking, career services, and more
Women Who Code – Job board and community for women in technical roles
Also huge shout out to one of our favorite resources, hiremorewomenintech.com, which has more information as well.
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