Intel’s former chief diversity and inclusion officer has left the company

 Danielle Brown, who spent nearly three years as Intel’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, has left the company, TechCrunch has learned. Back in April, Brown was promoted into an expanded role of VP of Human Resources and Group Chief Human Resources Officer. At that time, Barbara Whye took over as Intel’s chief diversity officer. Its not clear who will take over Brown’s VP… Read More

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A look at Square’s first diversity report and ally training for employees

 Square, led by CEO Jack Dorsey, has released its first diversity report, which, not surprisingly, looks very similar to the below-par numbers of other tech companies. But, unlike other tech companies, Square does not “subscribe to a ‘pipeline’ excuse,” the report states. Square is 36.7 percent female globally, and 57.3 percent white, 6.4 percent black and 5.8 percent… Read More

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Kickstarter hires Slack’s Erica Baker as director of engineering

 Erica Baker, an engineer and outspoken advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, is leaving her job at Slack, and moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to Brooklyn to work in an engineering leadership position at Kickstarter. Baker, who worked at Slack for about two years, will begin work at Kickstarter in early August as director of engineering. Read More

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Facebook shareholders reject proposal for gender pay equity report

 Facebook shareholders have once again rejected a proposal for Facebook to prepare a gender pay equity report to assess pay between men and women across race and ethnicity. A stockholder proposal called for Facebook to prepare a report by December 2017 around the company’s policies and goals to reduce the gender pay gap. Shareholders rejected a similar proposal last year. Read More

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Apple names Denise Young Smith as VP of diversity and inclusion

 In a not-so-surprising move, Apple has appointed Denise Young Smith as its first-ever head of diversity and inclusion. Smith previously served as head of worldwide human resources at Apple for three years, and has been involved in diversity programs at Apple for years. In her new role, Smith will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Read More

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