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Meet the women leading the push for diversity and inclusion in tech

Meet the women leading the push for diversity and inclusion in tech

It’s no surprise, then, that Project Include emphasizes fostering a workplace where employees feel not just fairly compensated, but listened to and valued. “I was seeing so much effort being put into the diversity piece,” says Baker. “Millions of dollars are being spread around the Valley on getting people in the door, but we don’t have a lot of work happening when people get there. I was really adamant that the work we were doing be focused on that.” Indeed, a number of corporations have made monetary commitments to diversity in recent years: In 2015, Intel, Apple and Google announced that they would earmark $300 million, $50 million and $150 million, respectively. And in June 2016, the White House enacted the Tech Inclusion Pledge. Since then, more than 80 tech companies have signed on, but the initiative has been criticized for lacking teeth. To date, only 17 of the com...

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