Tag: Tech-industry

Microsoft CEO: Women Should Rely on 'Good Karma,' Not Ask for Raises

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is under fire for his comments about working women, in an industry that already has a reputation as being woman unfriendly. During the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Phoenix, Nadella was asked his advice for women who are uncomfortable asking for raises…

Apple's Diversity Data: Better Representation of Blacks, Latinos

By Albert Lin Apple on Tuesday became the latest Silicon Valley technology giant to release its diversity data, and when it comes to Black and Latino employees, the company’s numbers look better than those of Twitter, Yahoo! and Google. Of Apple’s United States employees, 55 percent are whitecomparable to Twitter’s…

Twitter Joins Tech Peers in Showing Lack of Diversity

By Julissa Catalan On Wednesday, Twitter became the latest tech-industry giant to release its workforce diversity stats to the public in a blog post headlined “Building a Twitter we can be proud of.” Following in the footsteps of its Silicon Valley brethren, Twitter announced that a majority of its U.S….

Apple Releases New EmojiStill No Diversity

By Chris Hoenig Want to give someone a middle finger over your phone You’ll soon be able to do that. Eating a hot pepper You’ll soon be able to share that with the world. Are you a Black person who wants to send an emoji representing yourself Still not happening….

Yahoo! Is Latest Tech Company to Release Workforce Diversity Stats

By Julissa Catalan On Tuesday, Silicon Valley-based technology company Yahoo! released its workforce diversity stats. What it revealed is unsurprising to most, as the numbers mirror the lack of diversity that seems to be a trend in the tech industry. The report showed that out of Yahoo!’s 12,000 worldwide employees,…

Google Admits Lack of Diversity in Newly Released Report

By Julissa Catalan On Wednesday, Google released data that confirmed the extreme employment disparity within the tech company, not only racially but between genders as well. While the gender data is based on Google’s 46,170 worldwide employees, the ethnicity data only documents the U.S. workers. The workforce demographics show that…

Apple to Diversify Its Emojis Following Nationwide Criticism

By Julissa Catalan Via Apple iOS7 On Tuesday, tech giant Apple announced that it will be updating its emoji keyboard to incorporate a more ethnically diverse selection. The announcement came in response to a DoSomething.org petition, established last year, which states: “But of the more than 800 emojis, the only…

Female Exodus From Tech Jobs a Global Problem

By Barbara Frankel “It’s getting harder and harder to find qualified tech womenthey are so in demand,” says Debbie Storey, Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T, No. 13 in the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity. AT&T is not alone. A recent report…

Google's Racist Apps Removed After 8,400+ Sign Petition

Google has removed the controversial ‘Make Me Asian’ and ‘Make Me Indian’ apps from its Google Play storeand has deleted the developer’s profile and all her other apps. The action comes after 8,452 petitioners slammed the technology giant and urged it to remove the racist apps from the Google Play…