In 2011 a year-and-a-half long CNN Money investigation into Silicon Valley’s workforce diversity hit a wall. “Most of the companies”–including Internet giant, Google–“stonewalled us,” the report concluded in 2013. Last week however, Google reversed course and announced that beginning next month it will disclose EEOC data showing the number of women and people of color on its 50,000-member staff, worldwide. It’s expected Google’s disclosure will increase pressure on other tech companies to do the same. Silicon Valley has long contended with a poor reputation for hiring and promoting women and people of color or, seeding their start-up ventures.
(h/t San Jose Mercury News)