Silicon Valley is often cited as one of the least-diverse job markets. At companies including Uber, Twitter, Google, and Facebook, fewer than 3% of tech workers identify as black. A survey on women in Silicon Valley found that 66% reported feeling excluded from social and networking activities due to their gender; and 90% had witnessed sexist behavior at conferences or company retreats. Silicon Valley may be the model for ground-breaking tech, but it’s far from earning any credibility as an inclusive place to work.
Diversity in hiring lags behind in nearly every industry, and Silicon Valley’s