For all the noise and alleged activity this insight into what's changed in Silicon Valley highlights that the underlying problem is still alive and kicking.
Diversity reporting is the tech community’s most visible response to the underrepresentation of women and people of color. As the management cliché goes, “what gets measured gets done.” So acknowledging the problem is an important first step. After Google released its first diversity report in 2014, companies like Amazon, Pinterest, Facebook, and my own company Atlassian followed. Since then, initiatives like Open Diversity Data, which tracks the diversity reporting of major tech companies, have called for others to do the same. In fact, new data shows that 30 percent of tech workers want their company to report diversity statistics if they don’t already. Industry statistics paint a woefully homogenous picture: 2 percent of the tech workforce is black, 3 percent is Latino or Latina, and 24 percent identifies as female. Little has changed since Google’s landmark report three years ago.