Friday, December 4, 2015

The 'Hidden Geniuses' of Silicon Valley

One by one last year, major tech companies came out of the diversity closet. From behemoths like Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook and eBay to relatively pint-sized startups like Pinterest and Indiegogo, each published for the first time candid reports on the glaring gender and race imbalances among their employees.

These reports were typically followed with vows by company leaders to make sure their staff better reflected the populations they served — to somehow fix the broken pipeline that has shut out otherwise qualified minorities and women from careers in the booming tech field. It’s a job easier blogged than done. Black and Hispanic students made up 4% and 7.7% of all college tech majors in 2014, respectively

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