I was fascinated by articles discussing the Blendoor app. It was developed and founded by Stephanie Lampkin was able to get venture capital funding for it. The Blendoor app is a blind recruiting tool eliminating features used to screen candidates from “unconscious bias.” I consider this a game changer especially if it minimizes or eliminates discrimination. The only important elements in hiring are skills and experience.
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- Stephanie has degrees from Stanford and MIT and at one point, worked for Microsoft and Google. After seeing studies of how bias plays a major factor in hiring, she wanted to make an app eliminating bias based on race, creed, ethnicity etc. Stephanie has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Black Enterprise, and TechCrunch.
- Stephanie created the Blendoor app out of seeing the need to provide more diverse job seekers
- We discussed how ethnic names are negatively subject to bias
- Directly combats the myth diversity hiring means “lowering the bar”
- The goal is for the app to provide 100% merit based hiring
- Stephanie stated although women are more likely to graduate from college and score higher on tests, bias unconsciously is a major obstacle
- We discuss the features in the app and why it stands out
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