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Diversity in Tech Ep. 7/8 | True Gender Inclusion in Tech

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Diversity in Tech Ep. 7/8 | True Gender Inclusion in Tech
By Kerry from Try Catch • Issue #9 • View online
Morning, Monday.
Welcome back to the Try Catch Essentials Newsletter.
Each month we curate a selection of must-reads concerning an important topic.
The November topic of Try Catch Essentials is Diversity in Tech.
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In ep. 7 of 8, we’re highlighting True Gender Inclusion in Tech - how inclusive is the reality of tech companies compared to their claims?
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Inclusive Leadership
In the experience of many transgender people who have physically transitioned their gender identity presentation - there is an apparent cultural trend in the tech industry as to how an individual is treated based on their perceived gender.
People who have transitioned to present as a man or a woman from another presentation (intersex, transgender, transexual or cisgender) have experienced the workplace with a unique perspective - and not one that is as inclusive as the industry claims it is.
From the article:
Transgender men typically receive more respect on the job than when they were presenting as female, while transgender women often have to fight harder to get hired and be heard than when they were presenting as male—particularly in the male-dominated tech industry. 
Transgender women who have experienced careers both presenting as a male and as a female can act as a real-life blind resume test to expose the gender bias that still exists in tech and other industries: The only variable that changes on their CV is their name. 
The real stories of these individuals’ lived experiences signal a clear preferential bias toward masculine presentation in the tech industry.
When it comes to access to opportunity, perception of skill and trust of knowledge it pays more to be perceived as a cisgender man.
Read the report below to learn from the stories of transgender individuals and their perception of the so-called “diversity and inclusion” measures taken by the tech industry today.
The Essential Read
Transgender Employees in Tech: Why This "Progressive" Industry Has More Work to Do to Achieve True Gender Inclusivity
The Additional Reads
The Conversation About Diversity in Tech is Getting Hijacked by Bad Research
When Do You Disclose That You’re Transgender in Tech?
Who to Follow

Next Up
We’ll be in your inbox for the last installment in this series Thursday morning at 9:10 discussing LBGTQ+ Inclusion in Tech.
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See you Thursday!
~Kerry
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