For so many, conversations about diversity and inclusion (D&I) feel rehashed and unproductive: the same stats outlining the dearth of women and POC in leadership roles, frustrations about insufficient executive buy-in for internal D&I initiatives, the old argument over whether diversity is a pipeline problem or a wider societal and structural problem. (Hint: It’s both.) Over time, despite their importance, these carefully presented facts and conversations can cycle into inertia and fatigue.
At Medium, we feel that as long as these conversations take place exclusively within the bubbles of individual organizations, we miss out on the opportunity to come together…
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Whether you’re a one-person operation or part of a 50-person team, your life is crazy. You’re laser-focused on finding product-market fit, A/B testing everything from your landing page to messaging, and raising your next (or first) round. You’re building and breaking, pivoting and building (again), growth hacking and — at some point — sleeping. What are you even doing reading this post?
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