Question by Emily, Fullstack Developer
asked on 2020-06-04

My company's engineering team is heavily white and male, even though the leaders, recruiters and and company as a whole want to hire more folks from underrepresented groups in engineering and create a diverse company. We've undergone unconscious bias training and our recruitment teams focus on diversity. It's tough to find candidates in general, and usually our personnel needs outstrip the amount of folks we find from underrepresented groups. How can we turn this ship around? I'd love to hear some suggestions for us so that we can ensure that most new folks being hired are from underrepresented groups and reduce the ratio of white male engineers to people of color. Thanks.