Friday, June 15, 2018

"Google barely moves needle on gender, diversity in staff" (GOOG)

From CBS News:
Google barely raised the number of women and under-represented minorities among its ranks, while it got less white and more Asian over the past year, according to the search giant's fifth annual diversity report.

The report released Thursday comes a week after shareholders voted down proposals to study linking executive pay to diversity goals and as it grapples with ongoing lawsuits over gender discrimination. It's also the first report since former employee James Damore wrote an internal memo that claimed biological factors contribute to inequality in the tech sector.

Google bumped the percentage of its female employees up by a tenth of a percentage point to 30.9 percent....MORE
And at the Mercury News:
Google reports little progress on diversity, high black and Latino attrition

Earlier today:
Syrian Women Invite Their Western Sisters To Come Help Finish Off ISIS
"Amazon Vows to Include Women, Minorities in Board Search" (AMZN)