High Tech’s Diversity & Inclusion Dilemma
The shortage of diversity can harm high tech organizations in ways far
beyond legal trouble with the government. These negative effects include:
Underutilization of available talent and under recruitment of potentially
• Damage to company brand and image as diversity issues have become
widely publicized and central to public policy concerns.
• Charges of bias as the issue is viewed not simply as a recruiting pipeline
issue but as an organizational problem that is preventing greater
representation by women and minorities.
• An exodus of female workers who come to realize that existing policies
and attitudes are preventing them from growing and progressing in the
organization. For example, at Uber, women make up slightly more than a
third of its workforce and less than a quarter of its leadership