Minority women hit glass ceiling in US tech industry

Global Business

Some Silicon Valley companies are pushing for more diversity in their workforce. This comes after recent data highlighted how men are dominating the tech field. Google, Facebook and Twitter all willingly released data showing men held around 80 percent of their tech-related jobs. This has led to programs to recruit more women into tech, but what’s not being discussed is how women fare once they get into those companies. CCTV’s Mark Niu found out it is minority women who appear to be hitting the glass ceiling.

Minority women hit glass ceiling in tech industry

Minority women hit glass ceiling in tech industry

Some Silicon Valley companies are pushing for more diversity in their workforce. This comes after recent data highlighted how men are dominating the tech field. Google, Facebook and Twitter all willingly released data showing men held over 80 percent of their jobs. This has led to programs to recruit more women into tech, but what's not being discussed is how women fare once they get into those companies. CCTV's Mark Niu found out it is minority women who appear to be hitting the glass ceiling.

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David Sanford from Sanford Heisler Kimpel on the Ellen Pao sex discrimination case
Ellen Pao sued her former employer Kleiner Perkins for sexual discrminiation in May 2012.The jury decided in favor of venture capital firm Kleiner. CCTV’s Philip Yin spoke about the Ellen Pao sex discrimination case with David Sanford, Chairman and Executive Board Member at Sanford Heisler Kimpel.

David Sanford from Heisler Kimpel on the Ellen Pao sex discrimination case

David Sanford from Heisler Kimpel on the Ellen Pao sex discrimination case

Ellen Pao sued her former employer Kleiner Perkins for sexual discrminiation in May 2012.The jury decided in favor of venture capital firm Kleiner. CCTV spoke about the Ellen Pao sex discrimination case with David Sanford, Chairman and Executive Board Member at Sanford Heisler Kimpel.