Late last month, Pinterest became the latest in a long line of large tech employers in Silicon Valley to voluntarily publish statistics about the representation of women and minorities in its workforce. This trend was motivated by the recognition that diversity in the workplace breeds creativity and ingenuity, and from persistent urging by Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition to address its concern that Silicon Valley has for too long been dominated by white men.
In Pinterest’s words,
- By sharing these goals publicly, we’re holding ourselves accountable to make meaningful changes to how we approach diversity at Pinterest. We’ll also be sharing wha