diversity

  • Facebook Diversity Report Shows It’s 69% Male, 57% White, Charts Compare It To Google And More

    Facebook Diversity Report Shows It’s 69% Male, 57% White, Charts Compare It To Google And More

    Facebook just released its employee diversity report, and here’s our chart comparing it to Google, Yahoo, and LinkedIn. While you could conclude that Facebook is a bit more diverse than Google and a bit less than the others, they all get an F for being heavily skewed male, white and asian. Facebook comes in at 69% male worldwide, while in the US it’s 57% white, 34% asian, 4%… Read More

  • Getting More Women Into Tech Is Going To Be Awkward

    Getting More Women Into Tech Is Going To Be Awkward

    Big tech companies are pushing hard to get the word out about their efforts to be more inclusive for women, people of color, and other minority groups. We recently covered Google’s latest efforts to get women involved in tech, including sending “at least one person each” to upcoming tech conferences via a new scholarship program and committing $50 million over three years to… Read More

  • Google’s Tepid Plan To Boost Diversity At Tech Conferences

    Google’s Tepid Plan To Boost Diversity At Tech Conferences

    Less than a month after admitting it hires too many white dudes, Google is committing to increasing the number of women and minorities in tech to better reflect society at large. Read More

  • Apple Pledges To Make iOS Emojis More Racially Diverse

    Apple Pledges To Make iOS Emojis More Racially Diverse

    Apple has vowed to update its emojis after Miley Cyrus and actor Tahj Mowry complained about the cartoon emoticons’ lack of diversity. MTV Act blogger Joey Parker emailed Apple CEO Tim Cook about the issue and got this response from Katie Cotton, Apple’s vice president of worldwide corporate communications. Read More

  • An Interview With CODE2040, A Non-Profit Out To Diversify Silicon Valley

    An Interview With CODE2040, A Non-Profit Out To Diversify Silicon Valley

    I had a chance to discuss an amazing new non-profit program called CODE2040 with one of its founders today, Laura Weidman Powers. The mission of this program is to bring diversity to Silicon Valley by bringing in talented minorities who are in school to Silicon Valley for the summer, mentoring them and find inhem positions with companies. The non-profit is the brain-child of Tristan Walker… Read More

  • Navarrow Wright Talks About Silicon Valley Diversity

    Navarrow Wright: There Is A Diversity Problem In Silicon Valley

    Navarrow Wright, the co-founder of Global Grind and current CTO of InteractIve One, which operates BlackPlanet.com and other sites, came into the TCTV studio to have “the race conversation” with me. “It is a meritocracy at some level,” Wright acknowledges. “I think the challenge is how do you get involved in that ecosystem.” One of the biggest barriers… Read More

  • Rebuttal: Make Room In the Bubble For Everyone

    Rebuttal: Make Room In the Bubble For Everyone

    This weekend, TechCrunch ran a piece by Bindu Reddy bemoaning the fact that when raising money as a CEO of a start-up, someone wanted to invest in her in part because she’s a woman. Bindu stated: “However, they don’t realize that by calling out someone’s gender they make the system less meritocratic.” She quickly went from this point to critiquing quotas, a… Read More

  • A Fix for Discrimination: Follow the Indian Trails

    A Fix for Discrimination: Follow the Indian Trails

    Women, Hispanics and blacks have always been underrepresented in the ranks of the Valley’s tech companies. A new analysis by the Mercury News shows that from 2000 to 2008, the proportion of women tech workers in Silicon Valley dropped from 25.3% to 23.8%, and that the national numbers dropped from 30% to 27.4%. In 2008, blacks and Hispanics constituted only 1.5% and 4.7% respectively… Read More

  • XM, Sirius Cite 'Diversity' To Promote The Proposed Merger

    XM and Sirius are trying to merge (or hadn’t you heard?) but have encountered a lot of resistance in both the government and the press, to say nothing of legions of angry, everyday consumers who are also opposed to it. So the companies bought an advertisement to show just how “diverse” their support is. To see it… Read More