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It may have taken a while, but major tech companies are finally making diverse hiring more of a priority. To that end, Twitter has publicly announced its diversity goals for 2016 in an effort to hold itself more accountable going forward. Worldwide, the company wants 35 percent of its employees to...

August 28th 2015 at 7:24pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this year, Intel promised to make an effort to hire more women and minorities, and by the looks of things, the company's making good on its word. Its latest move? Pledging $250,000 per year for three years to three Navajo Nation high schools in Arizona, in hopes of inspiring kids to become...

August 15th 2015 at 11:35pm 0 Comments
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Apple's largely white guy workforce isn't going to change overnight, but the company made strides this year, according to its latest diversity report. After promising changes in June, Tim Cook said "we're working hard to expand our recruiting efforts, so we continue to hire talented people from gr...

August 14th 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Apple knows that improving the diversity of its workforce doesn't just depend on hiring more workers, or dishing out scholarships -- it also has to recruit a wider range of interns that could eventually become permanent staff. To that end, it's partnering with the career accelerator Code2040 to of...

August 12th 2015 at 11:31pm 0 Comments
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Intel vowed to increase the diversity of its workforce earlier this year, and there are signs that it's already making good on that promise. The chip designer has published a mid-year diversity report which shows that it's not only hiring more women and minorities, but that the overall representat...

August 12th 2015 at 6:29pm 0 Comments
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There are a few ways to increase the number of women working at tech companies. Intel is offering referral bonuses, for example, while other firms are trying more inclusive hiring policies. However, many companies don't do much to accommodate parenthood -- how are you supposed to feel welcome when...

August 5th 2015 at 7:46pm 0 Comments
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If the Ellen Pao case showed us anything, it's that Silicon Valley is still very much a (white) boy's club. In response a number of industry leaders including Apple, IBM, and Google, have pledged anywhere from $50 million to $300 million to boost the level of diversity in their workplaces. Intel i...

August 4th 2015 at 9:17pm 0 Comments
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When the White House hosts a Demo Day, tech entrepreneurs come out to play. The Obama administration kicked off its first ever showcase for startups today. It isn't your typical day of demonstrations and matchmaking that brings entrepreneurs closer to prospective funders. Instead, it's about pushi...

August 4th 2015 at 4:24pm 0 Comments
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Tim Cook has pledged that Apple's future won't be as white and male as it has been in the company's past. The CEO sat down with Mashable in advance of the WWDC keynote to say that diversity is the "future of our company." It's not just hand-wringing that has prompted his attitude, since he believe...

June 8th 2015 at 4:36am 0 Comments
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As of the start of this year, 53,600 people work for Google full-time. Too many of those workers, according to the company's detractors and its own assessment a year ago, are male, and white or Asian. In order to counter this gap, Google has looked for ways to boost female and minority hiring. Per...

June 2nd 2015 at 7:26am 0 Comments
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Last year, Google released internal data revealing that almost all of its workforce was male, and nearly all of them were from either white or Asian backgrounds. In an attempt to make itself more diverse, the company is putting $150 million into programs to help increase the number of female, Blac...

May 6th 2015 at 11:14am 0 Comments
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Lots of girls play Minecraft, but you wouldn't know it from the default character options. Unless you've been willing to pay up or install a mod, your only real choice so far has been Steve, the game's male mascot. At last, though, things are opening up -- Mojang is giving builders the choice of a...

April 27th 2015 at 3:26pm 0 Comments