In March, we published a series of career conversations to celebrate Women’s History Month. With the gap in representation between men and women in tech, the industry still holds onto that “boys’ club” feeling, evoking imposter syndrome in women and other gender minorities.
Now it’s Pride Month, and as one of 5.6% of U.S. adults who identify as LGBTQ+, I’m acutely aware of those feelings creeping into that demographic, too. While more organizations are honing in on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, safely being out in the workplace is still a challenge.
Below are some significant highlights in U.S. historical workplace safety, current findings, and additional metrics within the tech industry.
- Here’s the full list of businesses that earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Some of the ranked tech companies like Google and IBM have promoted inclusion externally and passed nondiscrimination policies for sexual orientation well ahead of the law.
- Pride, Pronouns, and Progress in 2021 posted by C2C member
For resources referenced in the infographic, find the full reports and articles below:
- Blind—The Road Ahead: LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Workplace
- Boston Consulting Group—A New LGBTQ Workforce Has Arrived—Inclusive Cultures Must Follow
- Gallup—LGBT Identification Rises to 5.6% in Latest U.S. Estimate
- Human Rights Campaign—Corporate Equality Index 2021
- Stack Overflow—2020 Developer Survey