Google’s stunning lack of diversity in two pie charts
This week, Google decided it was "wrong" not to disclose stats about the diversity, or lack thereof, of its workforce.
So, the Internet behemoth revealed that its staff is 70 percent male and 61 percent white.
There are lots of reasons why technology companies like Google struggle to recruit and retain women and minorities. For example, women earn roughly 18 percent of all computer science degrees in the United States. Blacks and Hispanics make up under 10 percent of U.S. college grads and collect fewer than 5 percent of degrees in CS majors, respectively.
The company says that "being totally clear about the extent of the problem is a really important part of the solution".