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Lawmakers headed to Silicon Valley to push tech companies on diversity

John Ribeiro | July 31, 2015
Three U.S. lawmakers are traveling to Silicon Valley to push tech companies to offer opportunities for African-Americans, an area in which most of these companies have poor track records.

Intel has also said it is spending US$300 million to diversify its workforce by 2020. Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg said this week in a blog post that one of the most important things companies can do to promote diversity in the workplace is "to correct for the unconscious bias that all of us have." Facebook offered the presentation part of its training course on managing bias to other companies.

 

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