Reduce Bias in the Hiring Process By Taking These Courageous (and Sometimes Uncomfortable) Steps

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“Privilege. Racial profiling. Transgender identity. Gender pay gaps. Glass ceilings. Working parents. Intersectionality. You can’t be a diverse organization without really talking about diversity,” says Yewande Ige, ThoughtWorks Global Recruitment Strategist.

Talking through these issues was one of the four key steps that helped ThoughtWorks reduce bias in its hiring process, according to Yewande. Today, the technology consulting company has nearly 60% female representation in entry-level engineering roles. Women also make up 30% of its technology leadership roles—almost double the industry average—and ThoughtWorks was recognized as the top company in America for women technologists

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