Diversity in IT? Look Close … Closer…

DICE NEWS UPDATE: If you’re looking for workforce diversity, you’re not going to find it in IT… Health IT needs folks experienced in banking and manufacturing… And how Amazon is giving a new definition to the term “flyover state.” All on this week’s Update.

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  1. malachi lang

    The video makes it seem that most people in IT are white Caucasians. It doesn’t mention the number of Indians or Asians. I wonder why this is the case. This issue is not fully covered in the video.

  2. Engineer Dad

    Regarding “If you’re looking for workforce diversity, you’re not going to find it in IT”

    These figures simply reflect the emphasis on demonstrated merit at workplaces here in Silicon Valley, but unfortunately is thought prejudicial by newspaper opinion editors and political ideologues.

    This reminds me of a quarterly evaluation our manager gave two male software engineer co-workers and myself, a white (me), a Chinese, and a Hispanic, about 18 months ago. By our managers IT measurement models my Chinese colleague and I were high contributors and nearly equal competitors, although each of us were unaware of how much the other was contributing. Our Hispanic colleague was a distant third, whom we out produced by ratio of 20 or 21 to 1.

    I felt kind of robbed by the injustice of it.