Tag: Silicon Valley

Women in Tech: 'The Culture is the Problem'

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. Graduates in the United States are on track to fill 29 percent of thosejobs. Women are on track to fill just 3 percent. These estimates are according to Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization founded by Reshma…

Google Says Calculating Gender Pay Data Would Be Too Expensive

Calculating data to determine if a gender pay gap exists is too expensive of a project for Google, lawyers for the company said in court on Friday. The cost About 500 hours of work and $100,000. “This is obviously a very time-consuming and burdensome project,” said Lisa Barnett Sween, an…

Google Accused of 'Systemic' Gender Pay Discrimination by Labor Department

The Department of Labor has accused Google of severely discriminating against its female employees by paying them considerably less than their male counterparts, a report from The Guardian reveals. According to the publication, a regional director with the Labor Department stated in court there are “systemic compensation disparities against women…

Uber Diversity Report Shows Shortage of Women, Minorities

Uber Technologies Inc released its first diversity report on Tuesday, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company just as they are at many other technology firms. Uber released the information after a series of revelations about its culture and business tactics that have incited calls…

Companies Boycott Google Over Ads Alongside Hateful Content

A boycott of Google and its platforms that began in the United Kingdom has spread to the United States amid backlash due to advertisements appearing next to hateful and offensive content. Last week AT&T (No. 4 on the DiversityInc 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) said in a statement,…

Uber President Quits After Six Months

Uber President Jeff Jones is leaving the company after just six months in his position due to differences in “beliefs and approach to leadership.” His departure comes at the same time the company is facing internal allegations of sexual assault. “I joined Uber because of its mission, and the challenge…

Study: Uber, Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against Blacks with 'African American-Sounding Names'

Researchers found that ride-sourcing companies are not exempt from practicing racial discrimination. By Sheryl Estrada Uber and Lyft drivers discriminate against Blacks with frequency especially Black males with “African American-sounding names,” according to a new study. The new ride-sourcing phenomenon hasn’t served as a break from the transportation industry’s history…