In myth five, we unpack how a rich range of experiences can elevate organizations and lead to better performance.
Myth 5: Women and minorities aren’t as good at leadership
Myth 4: Women and minorities aren’t as interested in or good at engineering
In myth four, we explain how diverse groups can produce more ethical products and more inclusive design – and uncover missed opportunities.
Myth 3: Women and minorities don’t need safe spaces because there’s nothing unsafe about engineering
In myth three, we unpack how safe spaces aren’t just havens in which to escape stereotyping—they are places in which the cultures most comfortable to many students and faculty thrive.
Myth 2: Engineering doesn’t benefit from including people of different races, genders and other forms of identity diversity
In myth two, we explore how diversity can make teams think harder and add to their collective toolkit.
Myth 1: Engineering is a meritocracy
In the first of six myths, we show that engineering is not an apolitical meritocratic ideal, and we argue engineers must reflect on their social systems and pay attention to their malfunctions.
Six diversity myths
Overcoming these common misconceptions will help engineers develop better solutions.