Question 26/27 v4 lecture 5

Why having a diverse team makes you much more effective?


Because it allows you to capture more unique perspectives and build them into your product / service and thus making it better, more appealing for a broader / target audience. An example mentioned in the lecture is that of Tracy Chou, an early engineer at Quora. Her perspective as a woman led to her identifying and implementing a feature that greatly improved the experience for women using the site. How would have forgoing such a large user segment impacted the growth of Quora?

Relevant part of lecture

supplementary material

If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention A leading Silicon Valley engineer explains why every tech worker needs a humanities education The Real Reason Women Quit Tech (and How to Address It)