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WHAT IS DIVERSITY

Diversity incorporates all of the elements that make individuals unique from one another, and while there are infinite differences in humans, most of us subconsciously define diversity by a few social categories, such as gender, race, age and so forth.

WHAT IS INCLUSION

Inclusion is defined as “the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.”

Before I ever sketched a wireframe or did a user interview, I was a black woman first.

So, before I entered the field of user experience design, I was already “down by two” or in a “double-bind.” I overcame lack of access to resources, questioned skills, and a mix of blatant racial and gender discrimination.

Now, as I explore UX/UI, I can't imagine designing a product and not taking into consideration a diverse group of users. Why? Because I have never had that privilege. Being aware and having a passion for pulling from various backgrounds and social status’ is one of my strong points in helping startups.

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Now, more than ever, I'm passionate about seeing more diversity and inclusion in tech.

I'm Lindsey, and this is how I can help:

Assisting in developing a brand voice that speaks to a diverse audience

Working with recruiting to develop talent pipelines

Setting company culture standards for an inclusive workplace

Calculating diversity metrics and providing reports

Planning visibility at diverse events

RESOURCES

If the photos on your team page all look a little too similar then you may need to begin to consider some help.