by Gina-Marie Cheeseman
Originally published: March 28, 2017
Donald J. Trump’s presidency is causing tech-industry employees to think more about diversity and inclusion, according to polling and research company Market Cube.
The company surveyed 1,411 American tech-industry workers in January on behalf of software development firm Atlassian. And researchers found that 48 percent of these workers said Trump’s election inspired them to “care more about diversity.” Twenty-three percent said they have taken action in relation to diversity since the election.
Australia-based Atlassian compiled the data collected from the survey into a report. “Our data shows these national concerns have trickled down to tech workers and impacted their sentiments about diversity in a meaningful way,” the report reads.