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Looking to get into tech but not sure where to begin? TechCrunch has compiled a directory of great organizations based in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and London that work with underrepresented groups through classes, meetups, mentorship, grants and much more. If your organization is missing, let us know by emailing include@beta.techcrunch.com.

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What We’re Reading

The Other Diversity Dividend | Harvard Business Review

The tech industry’s gender-discrimination problem | The New Yorker

‘The industry is fundamentally broken’: Women on sexism in Silicon Valley | Fast Company

This is what it’s like to sue your employer for discrimination | Fast Company

Asian women in tech are fighting deep-rooted discrimination | USA Today

This is how sexism works in Silicon Valley | The Cut

Think there aren’t qualified women in tech? Here are 1,000 names. No more excuses. | Mic

Future Katherine Johnsons | Black Girls Code

Melinda Gates has a new mission | Backchannel

Women are leaning in but they face pushback | Wall Street Journal

A quiet billionaire makes some noise with $20 million gift to the African American museum | Washington Post

Obama’s female staffers made sure their voices were heard with a genius strategy | NY Mag

Why diversity matters | McKinsey & Company

Venture Capital Still Has A Big Problem With Women | Fortune

GitHub’s Nicole Sanchez Leads The Charge For Diversity | Los Angeles Times

Why Tech Degrees Are Not Putting More Blacks And Hispanics Into Tech Jobs | New York Times

Apps, Podcasts, And Books That Promote Diversity And Inclusion | Product Hunt

Intersectional Approaches To Diversifying The Tech Sector | Model View Culture

Trans*h4ck Survey – Be Counted | Trans*h4ck

This Is What Diversity In Tech Should Look Like | Huffington Post

Gender Bias In Open Source | PeerJ PrePrints

Thoughts on Diversity Part 2. Why Diversity is Difficult. | Medium

#FFFFFF Diversity | Medium

A closer look at Microsoft’s U.S. diversity: 46% white males, 481 fewer women than 2014 | Geekwire

 Silicon Valley Is Growing Up, Giving Parents A Break | The New York Times

Re/Code Decode – The Elephant in the Valley | Product Hunt

2015 Diversity Report Card | Engadget

Women In Tech: Names To Know In 2016 | Marie Claire

We’re launching the UK’s first 5050tech Challenge for start-ups | Dot Everyone

Privilege and Inequality In Silicon Valley | Medium

Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders? | Bloomberg

Google’s paid maternity leave halved the number of new mothers quitting | The Independent

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