by Adel Peters
Originally published: August 5, 2016
An unbiased interview process. A more inclusive culture. And a CEO who makes diversity a priority.
At the typical Silicon Valley tech company, the demographics still very much match the stereotype: Employees are more likely to be male, and more likely to be white or Asian, than in a non-tech business. Some companies that have committed to become more diverse have struggled to actually make that happen; Intel, for example, had a slightly smaller percentage of Hispanic employees, and the same percentage of black employees, a year after pledging to transform its workforce so it represents the available talent.
But other tech companies are starting to have a little more success. At the Code2040 Summit, an event that brought black and Hispanic tech students to San Francisco to meet with the industry, four companies—Pandora, Slack, Airbnb, and the health insurance startup Clover Health—explained what they’re doing to become more diverse.