A Tech "Rooney Rule"

The Rooney Rule is a National Football League policy that requires league teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooney_Rule)

The Rooney Rule was created in the National Football League (NFL) to ensure that minority candidates got a shot at coaching jobs.

I've seen many tech jobs filled when people of color or women were never even considered. If we're serious about diversity, let's fix it one company at a time by making consideration of a variety of candidates the norm.

From here on out, every time I hire I will interview at least one candidate who is not a white male. It's not perfect, but it's a start.

I understand this won't fix all the issues we have regarding diversity in this industry, but it's something I can do as an entrepreneur. Change can happen one job, life or person at a time. We just all have to make an effort.

Michael Girdley