FAQ

Q: Can I copy, edit, or republish your work? 

We offer the Tech Diversity Bingo Card, Tech Privilege Walk, and Better Allies Mini-Posters under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon our work as long as you credit us for the original creation.

Q: Has anyone created a variation on the Tech Diversity Bingo Card using the Creative Commons license?

Yes! Check out this adaptation, made for the 2015 3% Conference in London.

Adaptation of the Male Allies Bingo Card, called Manbassador Bingo


Q: What is the story behind the Tech Diversity Bingo card?

We created our Bingo Card as an aspirational, inspirational version of a Bingo card made by Concerned Feminists for the Grace Hopper Celebration 2014. Read more about the creation of that card in Bingo and Beyond.

You can read about the origins of our Bingo Card in this article and in this transcript of a lightening talk.

 


Q: Does Better Allies offer keynotes or workshops?

We recommend Karen Catlin’s keynotes and workshops, which are based on our material.


Q: Why is it important to list only required skills, not nice-to-have’s, in job descriptions?

Good question. While this point is not as obvious as the others on the Bingo Card for showing support for women in tech, it’s just as important. Here’s why.

Women tend to apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the requirements, whereas men apply if they meet just 60%. (Source). So, if your job descriptions list the experience and skills that would be nice to have but not necessarily critical, you will be limiting the pool of women who apply. To improve the gender ratio at your company, focus on the must-have skills you require.


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