- Encouraging its employees to take diversity classes, and invest more of their work time in “diversity projects.”
- Expanding its hiring programs to encompass more colleges, with an eye toward pulling in more diverse groups of new employees.
- Broadening the “pool of technologists” by making computer science (CS) classes accessible to greater numbers of kids.
- Encouraging business owners (via the Accelerate with Google Academy) to participate online.
A year ago, Google released some data about its workplace diversity, which showed that the search-engine giant’s employees were 70 percent male and 61 percent white (see the graph above for a further breakdown). “Simply put, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity,” Google’s Senior Vice President of People Operations Laszlo Bock wrote in a blog posting at the time. Now it seems that Google is doing something about those numbers. In a new corporate blog posting, Nancy Lee, Google’s vice president of people operations, outlined four things the company is doing to boost its diversity: