When it comes to diversity, the hiring conversation is just the tip of the iceberg. Candidates evaluate workplace environments before they decide to apply, and they're free to swipe left if they don't like what they see. It's time for companies that are struggling with diversity to take a hard look at themselves.
For prospective multicultural employees, suppliers, investors, and business partners, the current universe of Silicon Valley keiretsus represents a substantial barrier to entry and, largely, explains the severe paucity of diverse employees, suppliers, partners and investors in Silicon Valley companies.
I believe the most successful good businesses are those that will be fully engaged in being socially responsible at a time the world is facing new social dynamics brought upon by the various factors that include a more connected world via the internet, immigration, demographic shifts and the people's active role in holding our leaders accountable to shift bad politics, corruption, inequality and greedy corporates.