30 Sep '17, 10am

Silicon Valley's top firms are embracing diversity

Facebook understands that diversity is imperative for its future growth. As its global director of diversity, Maxine Williams, stated: "If we don’t get it right, we risk losing relevance in an incredibly diverse world." Facebook has increased efforts to recruit more underrepresented minorities through initiatives like Facebook University, an internship program for college freshmen interested in computer science, and Facebook Academy, a summer internship program for Bay Area high school students from underserved communities. To address and eliminate gender discrimination, Salesforce has conducted salary assessments in the company to focus on pay parity at all levels on an ongoing basis. They’ve implemented non-profit partnerships in order to drive more STEM trainees of color to Salesforce and have successfully launched new apprenticeship models for low-opportunity youth. If...

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