Monday, April 3, 2017

Where Tesla, Snap, Instacart, Twilio, and Lyft Stand on Their Diversity Commitments - INC

by  Salvador Rodriguez 
Originally published: March 31, 2017
Publisher: Inc.com 

For several years, Uber withheld its diversity figures from the public -- the most notable company in tech to do so -- but faced with multiple major crises, the company finally released these figures this week.

Now the attention that was focused on Uber turns to the remaining holdouts. The biggest tech firms that have yet to open up their diversity books include private "unicorns" like Lyft, Instacart and Spotify and companies that have only recently gone public, such as Square, Box, Snap, Twilio and Tesla.

"These reports provide transparency for stakeholders," said Kyle Graden, director of community engagement and education at Open For Service, a nonprofit that helps consumers find non-discriminatory businesses and service providers.