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The numbers weren't good, but they were also in line with the few other companies that release such figures.
Eighty-three percent of Google's tech workers internationally are male. For non-tech jobs, the number is 52%. Its leadership is made of up 79% men.
In terms of racial diversity, the company overall is 61% white, 30% Asian, 3% Hispanic and 2% Black.
But we’re the first to admit that Google is miles from where we want to be—and that being totally clear about the extent of the problem is a really important part of the solution. Getting to work on diversity at Google [googleblog.blogspot.com]
Stanford similarly revamped its computer science program to make it more widely attractive in 2008. Since then, female computer science enrollment has grown steeply, from 12.5 percent in 2008 to 21 percent in 2013.
[edited by: tangor at 5:42 am (utc) on May 30, 2014]
Diversity for the sake of diversity quite frankly is BS. The only thing that should matter is if you're the best qualified. Sex, race or anything else that is irrelevant to your job performance should never be a factor.
would hire the most qualified person, end of discussion.
...and more prone to hiring people referred from within the existing employee pool.And the "insiders club" continues.