Why it Matters
We commit to Atomic Object being a place of respect, support, and belonging. A place where every person can be their genuine self. Where hard work, collaboration, and ingenuity are rewarded.
Diversity makes us a stronger company. It makes us a more fulfilling company to work for and a more valuable company to work with.
Teams that bring together different experiences and perspectives are more creative, and the software they make is more useful to more people.
Everyone uses software—everyone. And the people who make it should reflect that.
Changing the Status Quo
We're working hard to build a diverse team.
Recruiting from spaces frequented by diverse groups of people.
Keeping bias out of our hiring processes through personas, rubrics, and other quantitative guidelines.
Ensuring that people are paid consistently, based on their experience and skill.
Offering paid parental leave, schedule flexibility, floating holidays, and other benefits.
Creating part-time opportunities for people who want to blend child-care and a career.
Crafting creative job re-entry plans for people who took time off to raise children.
Training employees in Cultural Intelligence with help from the Cultural Intelligence Center.
Supporting the ACLU's Michigan competitive workforce coalition.
Supporting groups that are helping diverse groups of people become software makers, like Girl Develop It, MICWIC, and the Midwest Tech Project.
Thoughts on Diversity in Tech
Atoms frequently blog about diversity in the software industry. Here are a few of our favorites.
Five of My Favorite Resources for Women Growing their Careers
A Moral Justification for Diversity In Tech – Why “Good for Business” Isn’t Good Enough
More Than a Policy – What Dealing with Workplace Harassment Looks Like
Diversity for Diversity’s Sake? – 9 Reasons We Want to Be Gender Diverse
Women and the Software Industry: The Truth about Stereotypes, Retention, and the Gender Gap