Microsoft CEO Vows To Hire More People Who Are Not White Or Male

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  1. rory

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    Flickr/Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2014 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Microsoft's workforce, like most other big tech companies, is largely white and male. On Wednesday, CEO Satya Nadella promised to change that.
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    He told investors at the company's annual shareholder's meeting:

    "We are focused on ensuring that Microsoft will be the best place to work for smart, curious people across cultures, genders, ethnicities, and lifestyles. We will make progress every year towards building a more diverse workforce and creating opportunities at every level of the company for all of Microsoft's employees."

    It's not an accident that he was talking about this.

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the company's largest shareholder, was sitting in the audience next to Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was given the stage to read remarks asking Microsoft to do a better job hiring minorities.

    Jackson isn't targeting only Microsoft. He's been out giving speeching imploring the tech industry to up its hiring of minorities, including a talk on Tuesday at the University of Washington, reports Geekwire.

    Last month, Jackson also wrote two open letters to Apple andTim Cook on the topic. And his Rainbow coalition has been successful at getting many big tech companies to release diversity data, Microsoft included.

    When it comes to that diversity data, Microsoft, with over 100,000 employee in 190 countries, is pretty typical of the tech industry: Overall its workforce is made up of 71% men and 29% women; they are 60% white, 29% Asian and 11% other races. In technical roles, 83% are men to 17% women, with 57% of them white and 35% Asian. As far as leadership roles, 83% of those roles are held by men and 72% are white.

    Nadella is taking this issue on front and center after he stuck is foot in his mouth in October at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. That's when he at first advised women not to ask for raises. He later clarified, apologized, and rescinded that advice.

    Now, he's vowing to turn Microsoft into a model of diversity in the tech industry. We hope he succeeds.

    Here's Jackson speaking at the meeting while Ballmer looks on.
     
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    I was kind of rooting for this guy but he just fucked up. Gone are the days of hiring based on talent.
     
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    He was actually referring to his sexual preference.
     
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    Everyone who works with blacks on technical stuff knows their work is generally shit and usually needs to be redone. Girls are just a bit better for tech stuff, but can be good in project management .
     
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    That's racist!

    And sexist!

    I smell lawsuits headed their way.
     
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    Teaming with Jesse Jackson. That should work out well for Microsoft. :rolleyes:
     
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    Because that's what I care about as a shareholder. That all the workers feel good about themselves and the hiring of Laquita and Shontelle. Rigoddamndiculous.
     
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    I can't figure out who I hate more, Microsoft or Apple. :flip:
     
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    When they fuck up and ruin their computer business, Apple can invest in things like Popeye's chicken and Colt .45 Malt Liquor. Then they will have the people who know about that stuff.
     
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    He should hire lots of coloreds and put em in their cell phone division, cause there is soon to be no work there.
     
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    America is 70% white, and 12.6 African American - how are these numbers skewed for race??? If anything the Asians have taken jobs from the Whites. :jj:

    ... and there just aren't enough women to fill a lot of these roles if you use skillset as a determining factor.

    Jessie should be spending more time trying to get the black community to get more members STIM qualified instead of working the other way around.
     
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    Satya Nadella =guilty!
     
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    Why the fuck is someone named Satya Nadella complaining about too many whites being employed?
     
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    Where have you been? Those days have been gone since the late 60s.
     
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    More B-1 visas for cheap Indian programmers to replace American tech grads. Yay!
     
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    I don't understand all this computer stuff so I was never gonna work there anyways
     
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    Maybe the whites will stop buying Mircosoft's shitty products now.
     
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    Still living in the past I guess. Luckily I live in a podunk town in the Midwest where we can still hire based on talent. I have two employees and their job description is "do what I telll you to do". And they excel at it.
     
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    the guy knows what hes doing. or he can just let apple have more marketshare