Lack of diversity in tech: House hearing explores harms, solutions
Why does lack of diversity in tech persist? A House committee exploring the issue — and its effects on the tech products and services we’ve all grown to rely on — heard one possible reason early on during its hearing Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-California, recounted an anecdote from a female computer engineer who told him she overheard one of her co-workers say “women and people of color dilute the talent pool at tech companies.”
“We have a problem in the tech industry… where diversity is seen as a hindrance, which nothing could be further from the truth,” Cardenas said during the beginning of a hearing by the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which was live-streamed from Washington, D.C. (read more)