Why Are So Many Tech Companies Full of White Dudes?

Diversity is about more than race or gender – it’s about different points of view.

By Alain StephensOctober 27, 2016 12:55 pm| , ,

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg – what do they all have in common? For starters, they are some of the world’s most prolific tech innovators. But there is also something else: they are all white men. And for companies wanting to ensure that the best and brightest are propelling us into the future, that could be a problem.

Here to shed some light on the topic is Omar Gallaga of the Austin-American Statesman’s 512 Tech.

“Companies are buying into it – companies are starting to make those changes,” he says. “But it has to be an entire organizational change. Everyone from the top down has to buy into the concept that diversity really does affect the bottom line.”

What you’ll hear in this segment: 

– Why startup companies often lack diversity at first

– Why older tech workers are lacking opportunities in the industry

– What companies can do to make hiring individuals with other points of view easier