Diversity and Inclusion, Technology

New Study Suggests Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem Is Getting Worse, Not Better

Although the demand for diversity has increased over the past few years, there is still a lack of representation of black women in Silicon Valley:

“When we talked with Facebook’s global director of diversity, a few months ago, she stressed that things were getting more diverse at the company, pointing the number of black people in non-technical roles rising a few percentage points.

Despite the sunny picture she painted, the fact remains that tech is very white.

Facebook, for instance, is three percent black; just one percent of its technical talent is black.

A new report from the nonprofit organization Ascend Foundation, Hidden In Plain Sightsuggests that tech may be becoming less and not more diverse, especially at the managerial and executive levels.”

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(Source: Blavity.com)

Originally published: 12/21/2017

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