Reasons Why a Diverse Workforce Can Lead to Your Company’s Growth

Reasons Why a Diversified Workforce Can Lead to Your Business’s Growth

A lot of businesses are currently struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis, and every company is excited to get back to business and grow. Here are some reasons why a diversified workforce can help your business grow.
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Diversity in Tech: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to Discuss Solutions, Reveal New Report

Silicon Valley continues to struggle with its lack of diversity, but many firms are now funding initiatives, adjusting policy, and actively seeking solutions. Now, two years after Google began the trend, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is finally joining the conversation in an active way.
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'Added Value' Why Increasing the Number of Latino and Black Public School Teachers Matters

The ratio of teachers from backgrounds shared with their students continues to drop drastically, as the demographic shift in the young population far outpaces any changes in the public school system's hiring of teachers from underrepresented backgrounds. What should be done?
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Diversity in Tech: Slack Hires Engineer Who Quit Twitter Citing Lack of Diversity

The software engineer that publicly called out Twitter for its stifling, un-diverse leadership culture while leaving the company last year has a new job at Slack.
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Diversity in Tech: Slack's Second Diversity Report Shows More Rapid Progress Than Most of Silicon Valley

Despite posting some industry standard-setting statistics, like the majority of Silicon Valley companies, Slack admits it still has a long way to go.
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Diversity in Tech: Intel's Diversity Report Shows Imperfect Progress, Sets a Standard for Depth and Transparency

Intel is one of the cornerstones of Silicon Valley, which famously has a diversity problem. Intel, not surprisingly, is not very diverse. But the company has been pushing for action on diversity, and its latest report -- though showing halting progress within its own workforce -- is setting a standard for the industry with its depth and transparency.
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Diversity in Tech: Dropbox's 2015 Report Shows Bits of Progress Among Mostly Static Figures

Dropbox finally dropped its diversity report for 2015, and like many other Silicon Valley companies, it shows that the company has slightly improved in some aspects, while declining in others. Here are the details.
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Diversity in Tech: Facebook Taps the NFL's Playbook to Increase Diversity in Hiring

Facebook latest diversity innovation, one that's beginning to show results, was borrowed from professional football.

Kapor Capital Seeks to Build Diversity Into the Bedrock of Startups with 'Founders' Commitment'

Venture capital firm Kapor Capital has decided to boost diversity in the next generation of Silicon Valley companies, by building commitments to it early.
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ASU Launches Center for Gender Equity in Science & Tech to Empower Women of Color in STEM

The multifaceted problem of diversity in technology has caught the attention of companies, nonprofits, academics, and the federal government. Now Arizona State University has launched a new Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology to address the reasons why so few women and girls of color pursue or persist in technology careers.
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In CES 2016 Keynote, Intel Shows How it Continues Leading in Diversity

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday night to deliver the company's keynote speech, which included an impressive update on the company's progress on diversity.
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Twitter Hires New Chief From Apple to Tackle Diversity in 2016

After a bad year on Wall Street and a diversity spat with a former senior engineer that went public, Twitter has decided to replace its head of diversity and inclusion.
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Facebook & Lean In's Sheryl Sandberg on How Everyone Can Promote Diversity

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, and despite working for a year to create more diverse workplaces with higher levels of Latinos, blacks and women, progress has been slow. But there are bright minds at work on solutions, which is one reason why Facebook COO and LeanIn.org Founder Sheryl Sandberg discussed diversity during an "ask me anything" style Q&A on Quora this week.
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Diversity in Tech: Why Haven't Amazon & Dropbox Released 2015 Transparency Reports Yet?

It's not everyday that you see news about something that hasn't happened, but in the case of diversity in Silicon Valley, the fact that Amazon and Dropbox have not issued diversity reports for 2015 is beginning to garner attention.

Growth of Latinos in Executive Positions 'Relatively Flat,' 'Worrisome' - Report

Silicon Valley has gotten a lot of attention for its lack of workforce diversity, but many of those problems of underrepresentation of minorities in the technology industry can be found in the greater business world in the U.S.
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Diversity in Tech: Microsoft Announces 'Modest' Progress, But Female Representation Slips

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem. Mostly white men work in technology, and white men hold the vast majority of leadership positions as well. In the past couple of years though, many influential technology firms have been working to fix the dearth of underrepresented minorities in their workforces. But in the latest diversity report from Microsoft, it appears that part of the company's diversity problem has actually gotten a little worse.
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