Diversity

    • “A whole new world” of ideas at the Technovation Challenge

      “Programming opens new horizons. It gives me full space to [create things] I couldn’t even imagine.” These are the words of Diana Zhanakbayeva, a young woman from Kazakhstan who, along with three classmates, just took home the top prize at an international coding challenge. Great ideas can come from anywhere and from anyone.

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    • Note to employees from CEO Sundar Pichai

      This note was sent to Google employees this evening. -Ed. This has been a very difficult time. I wanted to provide an update on the memo that was circulated over this past week. First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it.

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  • Update on the Department of Labor Lawsuit

    … government contractors that spend hundreds of millions of dollars on diversity initiatives, not use those voluntary efforts against these companies." While we're pleased with Friday’s recommended decision, we remain committed to treating, and paying, people fairly and without bias with regard to factors like gender or race. We are proud of our practices and leadership in this area, and we look forward to working constructively with OFCCP, as we complete this review and in the future. …

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  • Pride 2017: Show love, show progress, #ShowUp

    …). As a company, we want to make sure our products help LGBTQ people feel they can be themselves, whether they’re in Chandigarh or Chicago. From displaying Pride parade routes in Maps, to the fifth consecutive year of YouTube’s #ProudToBe campaign, 2017 was all about connecting people with local Pride events and sharing experiences across the globe…

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  • Making progress on diversity and inclusion

    … Since 2014, when we first released data on Google’s racial and gender makeup, we’ve taken steps to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Our employees, products and business depend on us getting this right. To push our work forward, we’re thrilled that Danielle Brown will be joining Google as our new Vice President of Diversity. She’ll…

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  • Celebrating businesses giving back this Ramadan

    … In the heart of Istanbul, where I was born and raised, is the Hagia Sophia, a breathtakingly beautiful monument with a storied history. Over the centuries it has been a cathedral, a mosque, and a museum. When you stand inside, you see Arabic calligraphy alongside Christian relics. From afar you see its minarets surrounding a Byzantine church…

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  • Wells Fargo’s Monica Cole: Banks should rethink diversity training

    … In a midtown hotel in New York, 220 female bankers from the countries biggest institutions including Bank of America, PNC, and U.S. Bank gathered on Wednesday to talk about battling unconscious bias. They were asked to raise their hands if they had some kind of diversity or inclusion program in their organizations. All hands went up. Unconscious…

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  • Empowering a new generation of localization professionals

    … When her grandmother Chadia turned 80, Christina Hayek—an Arabic Language Manager at Google—and her sisters wanted to give their beloved sitto a gift that would bring her closer to them. Chadia lives in Lebanon, but her children and grandchildren are spread across the world. To bridge this geographical gap, Christina and her siblings gave…

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  • Our focus on pay equity

    … Pay equity is a huge issue, not just for Silicon Valley companies, but across every industry in every country. It’s very important to us that men and women who join Google in the same role are compensated on a level playing field, when they start and throughout their careers here. That’s why, in the hopes of encouraging a broader conversation…

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  • Our focus on pay equity

    … Pay equity is a huge issue, not just for Silicon Valley companies, but across every industry in every country. It’s very important to us that men and women who join Google in the same role are compensated on a level playing field, when they start and throughout their careers here. That’s why, in the hopes of encouraging a broader conversation…

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  • Our focus on pay equity

    … Pay equity is a huge issue, not just for Silicon Valley companies, but across every industry in every country. It’s very important to us that men and women who join Google in the same role are compensated on a level playing field, when they start and throughout their careers here. That’s why, in the hopes of encouraging a broader conversation…

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  • Howard University opens a new campus at the Googleplex

    … When I joined Google a decade ago, there was hardly any discussion of diversity in tech. This was long before we published our diversity numbers or understood how important it was for our workforce to reflect the diversity of our users. This was also long before we started formally recruiting from Howard University, a historically Black…

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