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Facebook global head of diversity Maxine Williams spoke with Jeff Bercovici of Forbes about the challenged she has faced in almost one year on the job at the social network, and the progress she and the rest of Facebook Diversity have made. Highlights of Williams’ chat with Bercovici follow: From what I can tell, before I came, there was an interest in diversity.
… Facebook hosts hackathons at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on a regular basis, but a hackathon held there Monday had a different look to it, as all of the 30 or so participants were female. The first-ever Women-VetsinTech Hackathon @ Facebook, co-hosted by Vets in Tech and craigslist and craigconnects Founder Craig Newmark, featured…
… Facebook Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams provided a detailed look at the company's diversity figures in a Newsroom post, saying that progress has been made, but more work remains to be done. When looking at Facebook employees as a whole, 69 percent are male, and 31 percent female. 57 percent are white and 34 percent are Asian, with just…