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Diversity in Technology

Why Diversity Is Difficult

Leslie Miley | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Leslie Miley

During my time at Twitter, I experienced the pride and sense of purpose on seeing #Ferguson and #blacklivesmatter on the most prominent wall at Twitter HQ. This is something I will never forget. But for some at Twitter, diversity is an obstruction to avoid.

Tech Industry Push for Diversity Should Focus On Racism | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices

Just as the civil rights movement demanded re-evaluating the American economic and educational structure, tech's diversity initiatives, if they are to have any impact on technology, on business, on our society, must refocus onto justice and anti-racism.

Emily Peck

Here Are The Words That May Keep Women From Applying For Jobs | Emily Peck | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business

You’d think that in 2015, no company would post a job ad and make it clear that only men need apply. But a number of companies, especially in the te...

Google Is Embedding Engineers At HBCU Campuses To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to ...

Jacqueline Howard

Young, Black Entrepreneurs Open Up About Diversity In Tech | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.24.2015 | Black Voices

The industry of STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- is no more diverse today than it was more than a decade ago. President Bar...

Black Tech Entrepreneurs Bring Great Value to the Field

Angela Benton | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Angela Benton

It's no secret we can count on one hand how many black entrepreneurs were produced out of the Industrial Revolution. If we don't open our eyes and take some action we'll be left out... again.

Mostly White, Mostly Male Amazon Publishes Diversity Report

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology

E-commerce giant Amazon has revealed that the company is a lot like its tech industry peers: mostly male and predominantly white.

Gerry Smith

Actually, Minority Workers Are Everywhere In Silicon Valley -- They're Just Not Treated As Well | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology

Despite what you may have heard, there are actually many black and Hispanic workers at tech companies. They're just not paid much, and they mostly don...

The Genie Is Out of the Bottle for Silicon Valley: Lack of Diversity

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

As the U.S. technology sector has boomed, women and minorities have largely been left behind. This is what's clear in the wake of recent disclosures on workforce demographics from a handful of tech companies.

Latino Engineers Selected Among Global Elite Startups

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 01.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

As the national debate rages about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs from within the Latino community will be stepping into the mainstream limelight.

Black Like Me? The Missing Faces in Technology and Innovation

Robin Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robin Caldwell

The real question is where is the diversity of thought leadership in technology? Technology is viewed as an incubator for innovation, but if the same people are always included in that incubator then they are recreating more of the same and reproducing themselves.