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Discussion on: What Makes an Environment Inclusive?

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Lynne Tye

Inclusive to me means:

  • varying the types of company or team events and making sure to have social hours and events that aren't centered on drinking alcohol
  • choosing venues that accommodate nursing mothers and people with disabilities (and considering people's religion whenever food is involved)
  • providing ways for employees to provide feedback anonymously
  • investing in an HR team early on
  • creating an interview rubric that doesn't focus on previous education or open source contributions

I've found Project Include to be incredibly informative and educational when it comes to thinking about what a truly inclusive environment and culture means. I've also learned so much about what inclusion is by working with various engineering teams that focus on it.

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Kim Arnett  Author

Great insight! Thanks so much for the resources also.

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