AGL 236: Hiring for Diversity with Arthur Woods

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About Arthur


Arthur Woods is a social entrepreneur and LGBTQ+ advocate working at the intersection of equity, inclusion, and technology. He is an Amazon National Bestselling author of the book, Hiring for Diversity and the Co-Founder of Mathison, a venture-backed technology platform equipping employers with everything they need to manage their diversity hiring efforts. Arthur was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and 40 Under 40 by BEQ. He is a three-time TEDx speaker and has advised leading brands from Disney, Sonos, and MetLife to the Smithsonian.

Arthur is the creator of the first Equal Hiring Index to assess and benchmark inclusive hiring practices. He came from Google where he led operations for YouTube’s Education division and oversaw YouTube for Schools. Arthur previously co-founded Imperative, a leading social learning platform; Out in Tech, the largest global LGBTQ technology community; and Social Impact 360, a collegiate social enterprise education program.

Arthur studied at Georgetown University, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and HBS online. He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, GCT Entrepreneur in Residence, a New York Venture Fellow, Foundries Fellow, has contributed to Fast Company, and sits on the Advisory Boards of LIFT and Second Day

Today We Talked About

  • Arthur’s background
  • Mathision
  • The Great Resignation
  • You can’t hire for diversity without fixing inclusion
  • Sourcing alone will not be enough, every step of the way needs to be accessible and fair
  • Thinking systemically
  • Biases
  • Say you don’t know
  • Be vulnerable
  • Trust
  • Hiring best practices

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