In the past three months, I've heard a lot of people talking about what they think tech companies can or should do in order to protect women and minorities and anyone who experiences unlawful treatment like harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. Most of the discussion has centered around promoting diversity and inclusion, which is fantastic and important, but, I believe, slightly misses the point.
Diversity and inclusion efforts are a huge part of making sure that women and minorities are employed by tech companies and are included appropriately within companies, and I'm excited to see how current diversity and inclusion efforts pay off in the next 1-5 years in Silicon Valley. However, diversity and inclusion efforts aren't going to help or protect women and minority employees if they're being silenced or treated unlawfully.
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