At my companies, we don’t care if you’re black, gay, female (or something in between). If you were born in Mexico City, Milan, or Tokyo. If you have a degree from MIT or are self taught.
To us, the above is about as relevant as the colour of your eyes, or the length of your index finger.
What really counts:
- Are you talented?
- Do you have a strong work ethic?
- Do you play well with others?
- Do you buy into our vision?
- Can you help build things that add value to the world?
Let’s keep things simple, and focus on what people achieve, not their superficial differences.