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Project Include looks to make tech more inclusive.

Project Interlude is a collective effort by eight prominent women in the tech industry to create an “open community working toward providing meaningful diversity and inclusion solutions for tech companies.”

Ellen Pao, one of Project Interlude’s founders, explains:

We convened as a group of tech women to strategize and try to move diversity forward by having hard conversations and redirecting efforts. In the future, we’d like to look back at this period as a turning point. Out of this groundswell of attention and activity, how do we ensure that initiatives succeed and have lasting positive and meaningful impact?

For Project Interlude that means “focusing our efforts on CEOs and management of early to mid-stage tech startups, where we believe change is possible and can have a broad impact even beyond the industry.” For those CEOs and leaders, Project Interlude “crafted a set of customizable recommendations … to accelerate diversity and inclusion within your startups.” Those recommendations touch on issues ofdefining culture, implementing culture, training, and resolving conflicts.

In the spirit of an open-source organization and recognizing that “our solutions are not perfect or complete; each company is different, and many systems and tools are unproven in practice … we want to unify the great work already in progress. So we invite you to join us as we start an open community and an open conversation.” Learn more about Project Interlude here.

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