Tech Industry Diversity Crisis or Diversity Opportunity?
The biggest challenges for diversity in tech? Networking and culture.
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Over the last few weeks, a host of tech companies answered the call to publish their diversity data. The numbers indicate that Yahoo, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest are largely employers of young white and Asian men. Honestly. This isn’t a surprise. But the dominant narrative is that there’s a “diversity crisis” in the tech industry.
This is a shallow approach to the conversation, according to Kathryn Finney, managing director for digitalundivided, an organization that creates programs to increase diversity in digital industries.