Tag: Silicon Valley

Why Does Silicon Valley Continue Lacking Diversity

Big tech companies have frequently been making headlines over recent years for their consistent lack of diversity, despite repeated promises to do the opposite. Bloomberg Businessweek last week published an article called “Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders” that shines further light on the continued lack of minorities in…

Innovative Tactics to Recruit Women in Tech

By Tamika Cody There is still a perception that the field of technology is a male dominated industry. However, KeyBank, a subsidiary ofKeyCorp(number 49 on the DiversityInc Top 50), makes it a point to keep the male to female ratio in its technology divisions in proportion. Amy Brady Amy Brady,…

Google Mistakes Blacks for Gorillas

Google has once again found itself in the midst of a racial controversy. Jacky Alcine, a computer programmer, was in shock when he found that Google Photo’s facial recognition software categorized him and a friend (both of whom are Black) as gorillas. He took to Twitter to express his frustration…

Facebook, Google Show No Progress

Facebook’s internal diversity report released on Thursday is practically identical to its report from last year, showing no progress in diversifying its workforce. The report is not much different from Google’s diversity data released earlier this year that shows it, too, is overwhelmingly male, white, and to a lesser degree…

Asian Americans Scarce Among Silicon Valley Executives

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock A new report released by the Ascend Foundation, a Pan-Asian non-profit advocacy group, described another aspect of Silicon Valley’s well-documented issues with diversity. Asians nearly equal whites in staff roles in the five major tech companies that were researched but hit a “glass ceiling”…

The Connection Between Corporate Values and Talent

By Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc Over the last year we’ve seen how corporate influence and leadership was exerted in Missouri and Indiana. In the case of Indiana, CEOs of both Cummins and Eli Lilly and Company (DiversityInc Top 50 companies) were very clear that Governor Pence’s anti-gay legislation was…

Subtle Sexism, Mansplaining and Manterruptions No Longer Tolerated

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock Studies have shown what women have been saying for some time: sexism is often hidden, and multiple high profile gaffes have illustrated this point. Men interrupting women, policing the language and tone of women and condescendingly explaining things to women, as opposed to explicitly…

Is the STEM Talent Pipeline Really the Problem

Update (3/30/2016): Additional statements by Rev. Jesse Jackson added to the story By Michael Nam “We don’t want to just increase the number of American students in STEM,” President Obama explained during the 2015 White House Science Fair on Monday. “We want to make sure everybody’s involved. We want to…