Pipeline problem? This tech company says ‘No excuses’ with a transparent diversity report


Silicon Valley is known for being white and male. 

Square isn’t different. It is, however, different in how it’s talking about addressing that issue. 

The payments company, led by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, released its first-ever diversity report Tuesday that justified the same-old narrative, with numbers. Overall, 63.3 percent of the company is male and 57.3 percent is white. 

The company isn’t letting that go or justifying the dismay with excuses. 

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“We believe ongoing improvements to sourcing and hiring processes are driving some of this progress. We don’t subscribe to a ‘pipeline’ excuse; we’ve been able to draw from the current pipeline, in particular for new college grads,” Square wrote in its diversity report.  Read more…

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