Women and Software Engineering: 5 Facts On Gender Diversity

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Gender diversity has become more and more critical to company culture and business outcomes with each passing year. However, only 25% of computer occupations are performed by women, according to the Pew Research Center. To push the conversation on women in tech forward, we’ve compiled statistics through proprietary data, public company reporting, and government sources… Read more »

6+ Examples of Gender-Inclusive Language [2022 Update]

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Being “gender-inclusive” eliminates inaccurate clichés and negative stereotypes. It also improves communications, productivity, and equality. Here are 6+ gender-inclusive language examples you can use in daily conversations, job postings, emails, meetings, and more. 1. Humankind  If your company’s mission is to “share a desire to improve mankind” or you create “innovative solutions that benefit mankind,”… Read more »

3 Tools for Eliminating Sexist Language in Job Ads

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Using sexist language in your job ads might keep women or people from the LGBTQ+ community from applying. These 3 tools highlight sexist language in your job ads…and give options for replacements, so you can be more inclusive. The best part, while they find sexist language (or other biased words), they also help you craft… Read more »

The 1 Word that Most Often Gets Recruiters in Trouble [2022 Update]

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The word “lead” seems harmless enough, right? I use it all the time. But, lead is a “masculine-themed” word, according to a study of job ads by the University of Waterloo and Duke University (Danielle Gaucher, Justin Friesen, Aaron C. Kay). What do they mean by a “masculine” word? The study opens with this key finding: “When job advertisements… Read more »

3 Examples of Women “Hiring” a Fake Male Employee [to Avoid Bias]

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It’s a sad world when women have to “hire” a fake male employee to do their job. I found these 3 examples of women doing just that to avoid bias and improve their biz. Female Podcaster’s “fake male employee” TikTok goes viral Jandra Sutton, host of The Wildest Podcast, “hired” a fake male employee, and… Read more »

12 Synonyms for “Strong” [to Remove Gender Bias]

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If you’re using the word “strong” in your job descriptions, you might be limiting your candidate pool. Using more inclusive synonyms for “strong” can help remove masculine bias from your JDs. Why is “strong” a masculine word? “Strong” is considered a masculine word based on research from various studies, including one published in the Journal… Read more »

The U.S. Congress’ New Gender Neutral Language [14 terms are a no-no]

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On the first day of 2021 new rules were outlined for gender neutral language in the U.S. Congress. A press release from the House Committee on Rules outlined details of the package that is meant to promote inclusion and diversity. The release said a few changes would be made. They include: establishing the Select Committee… Read more »

How to Recruit More Women in Engineering [From Data Director Stephanie Sibert]

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We recently blogged about 5 Tips for Recruiting Diversity in Engineering. This topic also came up during a Text Analyzer demo with Ongig’s new client, Curology. Stephanie Sibert, the Director of Data at Curology is passionate about diversity and so is the rest of the Curology team. We asked Stephanie to share her experiences as a… Read more »

5 Stats & Tips on Gender Diversity Recruiting

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“When it comes to investing in diversity, 71% of talent professionals report that achieving gender parity at their company is a top priority.” – LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends Report I curated some stats and added some actionable tips to help you with your gender diversity recruiting strategy.   1. “Men apply for a job when… Read more »