Tag: Tech-industry

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”…

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…

Microsoft Further Proves the Company Is a Man's World

By Julissa Catalan In mid-December, Microsoft released its diversity statisticsbut it did not publicize the release. Perhaps this is because the results not only reinforced CEO Satya Nadella’s recent comments about women in the workforce, but also because the company’s demographics are right in line with every other tech company….

Amazon's Demographic Data: More of the Same

By Albert Lin Amazon became the latest technology giant to release its workforce demographic data, and the results, unsurprisingly, are not impressive. Overall, the company’s global workforce of nearly 150,000 is 37 percent women, with women making up just 25 percent of managers. In the United States, Amazon’s workforce is…

Apple CEO: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

By Albert Lin Apple CEO Tim Cook finally acknowledged an open secret when he came out as a gay man in a first-person piece for Bloomberg Businessweek. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” he wrote. “So let me be clear: I’m…

Study: Plenty of Qualified Blacks, Latinos Available for Tech Jobs

By Julissa Catalan Photo by Shutterstock New analysis by USA Today is contradicting what many technology companies have been telling us in defense of their (lack of) diversity dataa shortage in Black and Latino job seekers within the tech industry is not the reason for the demographics in Silicon Valley…