538 Blog looked at census data on employment in occupations such as programmers, software engineers and computer scientists. Here’s what they found.
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"The study used real startup pitches from real companies. Each pitch was presented in four ways to observe the effects of gender and attractiveness. It would be given in a male voice, with a photo of an attractive and less attractive person of that sex; and it was also presented in a female voice, with pictures of two women of different levels of attractiveness.
"They asked venture capitalists of both genders to decide whether the pitch was convincing and whether they would invest in it.
"The results were emphatic. Investors chose the businesses presented by males 68 percent of the time. ‘We found that individuals, both male and female, respond much more positively to pitches with male voices than a pitch with a female voice,’ says Murray. ‘There’s a quite strong gender gap in how people find these pitches convincing.’"
The normal strategies for finding speakers are not enough.
9 steps for recruiting more diverse speakers:
- As a leader, commit yourself to improving your selection process.
- Be deeply transparent.
- Look beyond the usual suspects.
- Offer speaker training.
- Request help.
- Approach individual people in your under-represented groups.
- Have a farm system.
- Save slots — as many as half — for people you find later in the process.
- Take chances.