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Yahoo Releases 2016 Diversity Report

In keeping with the recent trend of the nation’s largest tech companies releasing their workforce demographics to the public, Yahoo has released its 2016 report on gender and racial diversity. Margenett Moore-Roberts, the head of the tech giant’s newly established Office of Inclusive Diversity, sat down with Tech Diversity Magazine to explain the numbers in more detail. In our conversation, we focused in on three central questions: What’s happening, why is it happening, and what’s next. What’s happening? “What gets measured gets done,” explained Margenett Moore Roberts. In being candid about workforce demographics, Yahoo is making sure there is...

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Silicon Valley Wrestles With Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel has already made headlines this year springing from the causes he’s donated his many millions. This Spring, Forbes reported that Mr. Thiel had been secretly funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against long-time enemy Gawker – a move that caused some backlash protesting the idea that very wealthy people could fund lawsuits to which they are not a party. Gawker, Thiel, Hogan Click Now Mr. Thiel is embroiled in another controversy that illustrates the powerful effect that money can play in the public sphere. News broke that the billionaire entrepreneur has invested over a million dollars into Republican nominee...

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Airbnb Finds New Approach

The new ‘Sharing Economy’ has had some trouble dealing with discrimination, with people of color feeling especially excluded from the more convenient services brought to fruition through the power of technology. This has been felt intensely with Airbnb, an online marketplace providing short-term rental lodging. The problem grew to such prominence that it spawned a hashtag – #AirbnbWhileBlack – where African-Americans shared their stories of difficulties ‘booking an Airbnb’ due to the color of their skin. And two startups were born to specifically cater to those discriminated against by Airbnb hosts. Startups Rise from #AirbnbWhileBlack Click Airbnb, based in...

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National CIO Symposium

As the volume and complexity of information continues to rapidly increase, Chief Information Officers are becoming the point-person for innovation within their respective organizations, carefully crafting strategies to take heed and absorb opportunities from this new information era. This fact has been thoroughly recognized by Tech Diversity Magazine, most notably with 2016’s Distinguished Chief Information Officers. Distinguished CIOs Click Now, Tech Diversity Magazine is proud to present a new program that will give just due to the information age: the National CIO Symposium. Premiering in early 2017, National CIO Symposium will create a series of discussions set across the...

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PayPal Releases Diversity Numbers

Yesterday, Silicon Valley star PayPal released data on its racial and gender demographics for the first time. This comes during a very recent trend of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley releasing the sort of diversity data that has revealed a glaring lack of women and minorities in the tech industry. To tackle that disparity, possessing clear and accurate information is the first step. In a blog post, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman explained, “These are numbers we will share annually because we know that transparency is essential to fostering constructive dialogue, action, and progress.” He went on, “Underlying all...

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