An internal 10-page long memo by former Google
employee James Damore leaked on Monday sparked a heated debate about diversity
in tech companies. According to The Washington Post
, companies in the Silicon Valley like “Google, Facebook and Uber, have said they are trying to improve hiring and working conditions for women.” Despite many efforts ranging from broad-ranged interviews of candidates to sponsored coding classes, internships and mandatory “unconscious bias” training sessions for employees, diversity numbers have barely changed at Google, Axios
Here’s a look at Google’s current employee status: while women account for at least 48 percent of the workforce in the non-tech sector, only 20 percent make up Google’s tech division. The latter however is more diverse in ethnic terms since Whites do only have a slight majority (53 percent) over the non-tech sector (61 percent) and Asian employees take a much stronger hold in this area (39 percent vs 23 percent in non-tech).