Google hires former Intel exec as VP of Diversity
Danielle Mastrangel Brown, a former VP and Chief of Diversity & Inclusion at Intel, will begin at Google on July. Brown had been with Intel for 8 years, and leaves them with a workforce that is almost a quarter female. We can only hope she has the same luck with Google.
Google's pledged to improve its diversity time and time again over the last three years, but in their blog post this week they admit there's still plenty to be done. The hire of Brown is only a part of their renewed efforts. Google recently launched a engineering residency program for Howard University aimed at raising the number of technical African American Googlers from the 1% it is today.
The blog post is also littered with anecdotes about diversity and the strength it brigns the company, but the one that sticks out the most to this humble blogger is the statement that the Really Blue Pixel came from creative lead Alberto Villarreal's history with Mexico City.
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Female = $$
Female/Under-Represented Minority: $$$,
Female/URM/LGBTQ: Jackpot! Job security isn't guaranteed for employees that make the quota look good, but they have to work MUCH harder for termination than the rest of us. As messed up as it sounds, it is the truth.
I have seen and continue to see white males fired for behavior that any other race or gender at the company exhibiting the same behavior would never, under any circumstance be fired for. (Like my one coworker who liked to yell at our supervisor and punch holes in the wall.) I know that white fellows like myself aren't really allowed to talk about it or take offense at it, and I don't.
You have to just accept this reality, because whites have been benefiting for so long from all the preferential treatment (I've heard about, but never actually seen or experienced). I am just grateful that after interviewing for the job I am overqualified for and being turned down three times in favor of more "suitable" candidates, I was finally hired and given the privilege of doing their work for them (the ones hired over me) because they don't understand what to do. I consider it my small part in moving toward equality, because I am, in fact, white and a male, so I have no right to complain about any perceived issues.
Like I said, I am just thankful for an opportunity to provide for my family, even though I know that by having a job I am depriving someone with diversity of an opportunity they are inherently more deserving of than myself.
Also, your are right about the national debt, which has increased under every President except Jackson. It will increase under Trump as well...
Then they get angry when businesses that can make a change start to do so, because it's still not ok, regardless of the first thing they ranted and raved about. Bottom line is that this industry is plagued by sexism. I live in a pretty liberal city, with a ton of software companies here a couple of which I've worked at for about 5 years total now, and it's here as well. If I am blunt in a meeting with someone people say I'm a straight shooter, I tell it like it is, and that's a quality.
I have literally seen female colleagues with just as much experience behave the same way, and are considered "bitchy" If I am particular with how someone accomplishes a task on a project I'm heading up, and I cite my reasons which are sound, I am seen as particular, someone who really knows their stuff, and knows how to get stuff done. I have seen female colleagues behave the same and are considered bossy, or bitchy, or both. Jokes about the can I talk to your manager hair cut galore etc. I've seen it here on android central, when a woman was the one that explained OP's Dash Charge. She explained it very well, and was on point. She wasn't wearing anything revealing, she was wearing bluejeans and a t-shirt. And yet, the first comments were not about her understanding of the technology, her words, or hell even what she was talking about. The first comments were about how she was flat chested, or wasn't pretty, or was bangable. The same thing happens at software companies. Just talk to ANY woman in the STEM fields, or in IT etc. I can't tell you how many times someone sales "sweetheart that's not how it works" and just regurgitates the same crap she literally just explained but in a more authoritative manner. You may disagree with how Google, or Intel, or any business is trying to fight this issue, but ffs stop just ******** on them and not bringing any actual solutions or ideas to the table because I'm telling you right now, it is a problem. It's 20freakin17, and this is still a problem. And if you have any woman in your life you claim to care for, you'll take the problem seriously and try to be constructive rather than just a dick.