Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem is Not a Myth

“Or maybe, just maybe, this overwhelmingly consistent data really is the result of a supply or pipeline problem — that the hiring pool is very small because there are far fewer women than men in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) fields — as Moritz suggested. Nah, that would be too logical, too obvious … and not nearly as controversial.”

Many tech industry leaders are actively seeking to add diversity to their companies because they are compelled by the data that diversity will give them a competitive advantage. Research shows that diverse teams are more creative, enhance the intelligence of individual members of a team, and perform better financially. Companies like Google, Intel, Pinterest, Airbnb, and many many more, are actively working to add diversity to their companies. Read more from Paradigm here.

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