It could be happening at your company, too

Like many of you, our social media feeds exploded on Sunday Feb 19 when Susan G Fowler posted Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber. Within hours, it spread like wildfire, generating a much-needed conversation about discrimination and sexual harassment in the tech industry. Within hours, Susan’s story became a significant milestone on the tech diversity timeline.

As we read her post and the resulting commentary, we were shocked, saddened, and frankly pissed. Not just for how Susan Fowler was treated at Uber, but for how much her experience resonated with so many women and underrepresented minorities. Susan’s experience is not isolated to Uber. It’s happening all over tech. In fact, it could be happening at your company, too.

So, we took action. Using Susan’s post, we identified some steps for guys working across the tech industry. To-do’s for male allies who want to make their companies more inclusive for all. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far:

While our suggestions are far from comprehensive, we’re seeing people engage with them, share them, and discuss them. And we’d like to hear from you. What actions did you take from Susan’s experience? Add a comment to this post, or Tweet them with the tag @betterallies.

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Everyday actions to create inclusive, engaging workplaces. Together, we can — and will — make a difference with the Better Allies® approach.

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