Late last year, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of women and people of color to encourage minorities to go into game development. A few months later, my company held a mixer/recruiting event and someone who attended my talk came to the event. We chatted briefly then, and she mentioned that she had been at my other talk. Based on that, she applied for a job at my studio. She flew through all the interview stages, got an offer, and accepted! This goes to show that diverse and talented candidates are out there, if you make some effort to find them.
P.S. It’s now been a couple of months since she started working, and she continues to kick ass.