Diversity is a running theme across this year’s Code conference, but unlike some of the other CEO guests, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann was well-versed on what the diversity statistics are at his company.
Pinterest, thanks largely to the efforts of Tracy Chou, a prominent software engineer, released its first global diversity report last July, with the results showing that Pinterest was 60% male, 50% Caucasian, 42% Asian, which, though far from ideal, look progressive when compared with Google’s at 70% male and 61% Caucasian and Facebook’s at 69% male and 57% Caucasian.
When asked by Walt Mossberg whether those numbers were enough for him, Silbermann replied, « We made progress, but there is a big gap from where we want to be ideally. » He then gave props to Chou, who, by asking to reveal Pinterest’s diversity numbers, set off a wave of similar diversity reports across the Valley.
Silbermann further revealed…
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