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Improving Diversity at Tech Companies


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Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.
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Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

On Tuesday, Apple released its numbers on workplace diversity, reporting that the overwhelming majority of its employees were white and male. It joins a wave of tech giants who have disclosed their numbers when it comes to race and gender in the workplace, including Google and Twitter, who reported that blacks and Hispanics made up 5 percent of their employees. We talk about the current state of workforce diversity in the Bay Area, and what's being done about it.

Host: Joshua Johnson

Guests:

  • Eric Abrams, director of diversity initiatives at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business
  • Danilo Campos, mobile product designer
  • Nicole Sanchez, founder and CEO of Vaya Consulting, which advises tech companies on diversity in hiring
  • Shaherose Charania, founder and CEO of Women 2.0, which promotes the collaboration and growth of women in entrepreneurship
  • Erik Moore, managing director of Base Ventures, a VC firm based in Berkeley

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