diversity

Sarah Mishkin

Google’s first ever public report on its diversity is out, and the numbers are not hugely shocking. Women make up less than a third of its workforce globally, while 5 per cent of its US staff are black or Hispanic.

More notable: The fact that Google admits it was in the wrong not to have released this data earlier. Read more

The titan of electronic communications received some hand-delivered mail on Tuesday: a petition signed by 53,000 people demanding that Facebook add a woman to its board of directors before its much-anticipated public offering.

About two dozen protestors gathered outside Facebook’s New York headquarters on Madison Avenue to submit the petition. When no staff person came to accept it, and security guards ushered the protestors out of the lobby, they left the box of papers on the sidewalk. Read more