On March 25, DINT was joined by SAY Yang in a one-of-a-kind talk and workshop where they discussed the key to a successful team, business, and community: diversity. With a unique perspective that great minds don’t think alike, SAY led a workshop on diversity, psychological safety, and how to create a SAFE (Sharing Acceptance, Fairness, and Empathy) space for diversity.

SAY Yang is the current Content Marketing Manager for Employer Brand at Grammarly, and they have delivered popular talks on diversity and creativity at Grace Hopper Celebration, Cisco, Oracle, Lesbians Who Tech, and Women Who Code. …

Last month, the DINT team went back to basics during our Inclusive Recruitment panel, where we asked the big question of ‘How do I start?’. Our February event built off this initial question, and we explored the necessary steps to beginning a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Initiative with our speaker Mertcan Uzun.

This talk was a part of a monthly event series run by DINT, a free online community created to enable connections and increase conversations about diversity and inclusion in tech. If you’re interested in joining the DINT community, click here.

Mertcan Uzun currently works in the People team…

Steps to Inclusive Hiring and Maintaining an Inclusive Workplace Culture

Perhaps the most-asked question when considering Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace is “How do I start?” On January 28, the DINT was joined by an incredible panel of recruitment and D&I experts as we explored this question and others like it. The panellists included Annie Boneta, Mo Kanjilal, and Richard Ng (bios below).

This talk was a part of a monthly event series run by DINT, a free online community created to enable connections and increase conversations about diversity and inclusion in tech. It took place inside the virtual reality Teooh application. …

As we all grow accustomed to life in isolation and everything that accompanies it — from Netflix binges to DIY-ing — we are faced with an imminent reality in our professional lives: remote work (or at least many aspects of it) is here to stay. With only necessary workers leaving their homes to attend daily work activities, businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500s have had to adapt to the ‘new normal’ of working and operating a business from the comfort of our own homes.

And with this ‘new normal’ has emerged a growing prioritisation of diversity and inclusion initiatives in…

Why We Must Include Straight, White Men in D&I Discussions

The challenges surrounding D&I are varied and different and require all of our contributions.

In order to create a fully diverse and inclusive environment in a workplace, committee, or society, the conversation must include everyone, but often, it is one ‘majority’ — the straight white males — who are excluded. A diversity and inclusion initiative that strives to truly improve and promote equality cannot thrive without the contributions and efforts of the majority. Last week, Nicholas Mazzei addressed this paradox and gave his insight on how the problem can be ameliorated.

This talk was a part of a monthly event…

(with DINT co-founder Davina Sirisena)

This week, DINT co-founder Davina Sirisena gave some insight about the upcoming 3 December talk, Excluded from Inclusion: Join the D&I conversation as a straight, white man. She explained her experience starting DINT and the necessity of joining the conversation, even if you feel nervous about saying the wrong thing.

Asking the Hard Questions to Encourage Proactive Anti-Racism

“I like to think of myself as open-minded and well educated. I, of course, don’t think that I’m a racist, but could I be?”

The above question was one of many difficult questions asked of diversity and inclusion practitioner Ashanti Bentil-Dhue in her 29 October talk on anti-racism in the workplace. Ashanti is part of the 100 White Allies consultancy, who aims to support organisations to become proactively anti-racist. She spoke to an audience of CEOs, managers, and employees and gave them the tools to ask the hard conversations about race in order to spark change in their workplace. …

DINT - Diversity & Inclusion in Tech

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