Underrepresented in Tech aims to “demystify diversity” and dispel the fears that get between employers and underrepresented groups in tech.
Demystifying diversity and prioritizing inclusion of underrepresented groups of people
As 2020 ended, Michelle Frechette and Allie Nimmons launched Underrepresented in Tech. Then in March 2021 they added a vlog. More than a job board for underrepresented groups and employers, Underrepresented in Tech’s goal is to “demystify diversity.” Allie and Michelle want to push past the fears and awkward conversations that often surround the topic of diversity in many tech circles.
Concerns over tokenization can hold back capable but underrepresented groups of people working in tech fields. A lack of inclusive hiring practices can keep employers from getting these stellar workers. How can we overcome those obstacles to build diversity in tech and make a more inclusive industry?
Find out the answer to that question as Cory Miller talks with Michelle about the important work of Underrepresented in Tech.
Michelle Frechette is the Head of Customer Success at GiveWP. Michelle and the Customer Success team work with fundraisers all over the world to make it a better place. Part of her work involves helping customers evaluate their websites by researching what converts site visitors to supporters and donors. In addition to her work at GiveWP, Michelle is the Podcast Barista at WPCoffeeTalk.com. She is also a cofounder of underrepresentedintech.com, creator of wpcareerpages.com, and a volunteer for BigOrangeHeart.org. Michelle is an author, business coach, and a frequent speaker at WordPress events too. You can find out more at her website, WorksByMichelle.com.
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