Monday, June 2, 2014

Google Diversity Report and Unleashing STEM Mentors

Huffington Post, May 30, 2014

"The cats out of the bag...

Google's big news about the diversity of their workforce is sending shockwaves through corporate and nonprofit America this week in a bold announcement by Google's SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock who shared on PBS that 17 percent of tech jobs at Google are filled by women and under 3 percent by minorities.

In an industry where the competition is showing similar lack of diversity, Google made a bold move to share the sobering news at a time when most tech companies are not divulging such intel (... we hear Facebook plans to do the same). Bock shares that Google is openly trying to right a wrong and decrease social and gender bias that's rampant in Silicon Valley and in many STEM industries." Read more

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