I would love to start a discussion to learn from organizations that have had success in creating a diverse team. Talking with Andy Kriebel last year before conference, he mentioned the gender balance at the InfoLab's Data School.
"So far we've had 32 people join and 16 are women. I think our hiring process has broken down some barriers but it's also been very interesting to see how women conducts themselves in the interviews vs men. I think there are a lot of lessons learned that other women would benefit from "
He felt a lot of it was due to their hiring process:
"The reason I think this works is because it puts all of the power in the hands of the candidate. We don't ask for CVs. We're hiring for passion. So if they are passionate, they can apply. Simple! http://www.thedataschool.co.uk/apply/
Are there any other organizations that can share their stories, and processes for hiring a diverse team? Any other suggestions for threads focused on positive change.