#CES2015 Speakers on Social: Few Minorities in Non-Tech Jobs in Silicon Valley

Curious about the representation of African Americans and Hispanics in nontechnical jobs in Silicon Valley?

International CES speaker David Berkowitz (@dberkowitz) of MRY joined Roland MartinLaura Gómez, Rachel Sklar, Wayne Sutton, Eric Osuna, Kevin Roose and dozens of others in tweeting about a new post on USAToday.com titled "Few minorities in non-tech jobs in Silicon Valley, USA TODAY finds":

The article reports on the findings of an analysis conducted by USA Today of "employment documents submitted by Facebook, Google and Yahoo to the federal government."

The results of the analysis reveal that, in addition to being underrepresented in technical positions, "minorities are also sharply underrepresented in non-technical jobs". The article includes first person accounts of the challenges faced by minorities at technology companies, as well as interviews with diversity advocates such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein.

Written by Jessica GuynnPaul OverbergMarco della Cava and Jon Swartz, the article is part of "broad range of interviews and reports by USA TODAY in... recent months show[ing] that Silicon Valley companies tend to be built through the professional and social networks of employees, perpetuating the status quo."  

And while we're on the subject...

For more analysis of diversity in Silicon Valley, watch this video featuring Stanford University Psychology professor Carol Dweck speaking at Stanford's mediaX 2014 Conference:

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January 6-9, 2015

January 6-9, 2015

In the run-up to International CES, WYSKR kept an eye on the content being shared on social media by the event's speakers.  When that content received significant attention on social, WYSKR shared it with you.


Because great events curate great speakers, and great speakers know - and often share - great content when they see it.

A list of links to all of WYSKR's International CES content is now available via this post. Thanks for reading and let us know what you think!