Monday, March 14, 2016

Tech Report Proposed to Solve Diversity Problem - NBC NEWS

By Mashaun D. Simon
Originally published: March 11, 2016

If Donell Creech has his way, the next big thing to come out of the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) will be a fix to tech's diversity issues.

Since late 2015, Creech, co-founder of MVMT50, has been developing The Diversity360: Annual State Of Diversity In Tech Report. As the report proposal states, its purpose is to "streamline the conversation and structure strategies for effective progress."

"Diversity in tech is a multi-sided issue that we are trying to engage differently with MVMT50," Creech told NBCBLK. "We want to look at the entire diversity aspect - not only on what is not being done, but what is being done."

The issue has been written about extensively for the past year. According to the diversity numbers of Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter, on average 56 percent of their tech workforce are white, 37 percent Asian, 3 percent Hispanic and 1 percent black.

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