How Facebook IsTrying to fixits Diversity Problem
A recent spate of workforce diversity reports from Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn revealed what everybody already kind of knew: The makeup of the tech industry is thoroughly out of whack with the demographics of the Bay Area, the nation and its collective user base. So what now?
For Facebook, the answer starts with getting to the root of the problem, which it defines as unequal access to the skills and training that put a career in tech within reach. To address it, Facebook is partnering with #YesWeCode, a nonprofit whose aim is to teach coding to 100,000 youth from low-opportunity backgrounds.