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Silicon Valley’s Achilles’ heel threatens to topple its supremacy in innovation

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  • The lack of workforce diversity and unconscious bias is a systemic problem in Silicon Valley.
  • Tech companies are grappling with culture wars at shareholder meetings and lawsuits over this issue.
  • To win the talent war, this is a necessity: 47% of millennials want to work at diverse companies, according to a recent study.

Walton Family Foundation Unveils New $100M Effort to Support School Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation

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The Walton Family Foundation pledged $100 million Tuesday to support racially diverse teachers and school leaders, integrated classrooms, innovative curriculum models like Montessori, district and charter school partnerships, and schools that serve special education students.

These 7 graphs lay bare Google’s diversity problem

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  • Google has published its 2018 diversity report.
  • The figures show that while Google’s diversity is improving, it’s moving at a very slow pace.
  • Numbers of both black and Native American workers at the firm have grown less than 1 percentage point over the past four years. Black US employees are leaving more than any other ethnic group.
  • Women make up 30.9% of the workforce but are less represented in leadership and tech roles.

Google is still overwhelmingly white and male, diversity report shows

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  • Google’s latest diversity report shows that race and gender ratios are hardly changing.
  • In an effort to “do more” to achieve diversity goals, the company said it will shift more responsibility to senior leaders.
  • A Google employee who recently presented a proposal to get executive pay tied to diversity isn’t sure whether to be “hopeful or cynical” about the change.
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