Excellent. This is a great idea, and I wish there was a way to replicate it in the legal profession. Obviously, a person has to go to law school, but the idea that you have more tenacity for having attended Yale than going to night school while you raised three kids is laughable.
My husband’s firm recently adopted a series of hiring rules aimed at eliminating bias in favor of/against certain people. For example, no discussing sports teams in the interview, or other personal interests. They are signals of class and gender status that ingratiate certain people to one another, and away from others. They haven’t solved the bigger elite question that you’ve identified but it’s going to be a combination of these approaches that change the make-up of our workforce for the better.