Diversity

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on July 29, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Sets Modest Goals To Increase Workforce Diversity

Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

08/28/2015

A view of the main entrance to Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California. (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple More Than Doubles Hiring Of Women And Minorities

Apple says it more than doubled the numbers of women, blacks and Hispanic workers hired in the last year, although that moved the needle only slightly in terms of improving the overall diversity of its workforce.

08/13/2015

Spring Flowers

California’s Wildflower Population Might Not Fully Recover From Drought Conditions

Researchers at UC Davis say the diversity of California’s wildflowers may be permanently changed because of years of dry weather.

06/23/2015

A sign is posted outside of Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google’s Workforce Data Shows Internet Search Still Struggling To Diversify

Google’s most recent demographic data underscores the challenges it faces as it tries to add more women, blacks and Hispanics to its payroll.

06/01/2015

Howard University Graduation

To Boost Diversity, Google Embeds Engineers As Professors In Black Colleges

In ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley’s tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of historically black colleges and universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum.

05/03/2015

Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz addresses the "Race Together Program" during the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting March 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Starbucks Ends Maligned ‘Race Together’ Initiative Following Social Media Backlash

Starbucks baristas will no longer write “Race Together” on customers’ cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company’s diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect.

03/23/2015

Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt speaks at the Chinese University in Hong Kong on November 4, 2013. Schmidt shared his insight on entrepreneurship and engaged in a conversation with local students and young entrepreneurs. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Google’s Eric Schmidt Called Out For Repeatedly Interrupting Woman Tech Leader During Diversity Talk At SXSW

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for his behavior on a talk about diversity and tech at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, after repeatedly interrupting the only woman on the panel.

03/16/2015

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

1st Black President Of Motion Picture Academy Responds To Criticism Of Oscar Nominees

The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spoke out Friday night in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press about the Oscar nominations and the widespread criticism that followed.

01/17/2015

San Francisco State University (SFSU)

San Francisco State University Awarded $17 Million Grant To Improve Biomedical Research Diversity

The National Institutes of Health has awarded San Francisco State University a $17 million grant to work on improving diversity in the field of biomedical research.

10/27/2014

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Rare Photo Of Apple’s Industrial Design Team Shows White Men Continue To Dominate Group

Long after most journalists were ushered out of Apple’s launch event Tuesday, one stuck around to take the first group photo of the company’s new and super-secretive Industrial Design team.

09/10/2014

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