Thursday, January 18, 2018

Jesse Jackson pushes Uber to release diversity data

Uber has refused the civil rights activist's request once before. Source

Intel security costs rose after CEO, other execs got threats over diversity push

Because of the threats, Intel spent more than $2 million on CEO Brian Krzanich's security in 2016, a huge jump from the previous year. Source

Apple asks SEC to exclude new shareholder proposal on reporting senior leadership diversity figures

Apple has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission for permission to exclude a new shareholder proposal on tying diversity figures for its executives to CEO...

Apple now has a VP for diversity

Denise Young Smith has been at Apple since 1997 and was most recently vice president of HR worldwide. Source

Leaders tout tech diversity during Oakland conference

Technology and political leaders gathered in Oakland this week to tout diversity in technology jobs, agreeing that it's very much a work in progress. Source

Ellen Pao’s diversity project shows small gains in first report

A year ago, as a growing number of tech insiders lamented the lack of diversity in the industry, Ellen Pao set out to do...

Facebook adds its first black board member

Facebook’s all-white board of directors is getting more diverse. On Thursday, the Menlo Park tech firm said it added American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault —...

Apple’s VP of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving at the end...

Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving the company less than a year into her job. Young Smith, who...

Another look at Silicon Valley and women — and it isn’t pretty

A cover story in the April issue of the Atlantic titled "Why is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women" might resonate with other women who work elsewhere. Source

Apple’s Denise Young Smith apologizes for diversity comments

When you’re Apple’s VP for diversity and inclusion and you make public comments that seem to downplay the importance of advocating for underrepresented groups...