Breitbart News is happy to report that the largest and most important tech company in the world is a woman.
In a statement sent to TheWrap, Google announced that the company is “hugely appreciative” of the contributions made by women, with the company making an “unprecedented commitment to diversity” in its leadership team and “promoting the inclusion of women and people of color” at its many different levels of power.
In addition to hiring more women and minorities, Google has also doubled down on its diversity initiatives and introduced a program that helps companies with gender-neutral titles to increase their visibility and create new revenue streams for their companies.
This year, Google’s VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Karen Nelson, said in a statement that the “halo” effect that Google has on the world was evident during a meeting with leaders of Fortune 500 companies, including the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft.
Google’s diversity initiatives have already helped create the next generation of leaders, including former Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg, who was recently named the company’s first women-led president.
The company also hired the first women to be the company chair, and it recently hired more women to the board of directors.
As a result of these initiatives, the company has seen an increase in female CEO candidates and board members.
In 2017, Google hired three women to its board of director positions.
Google has also made a concerted effort to build out its diversity and inclusion program, which now includes a “Google+ for Diversity” group where women can share their stories of how they have worked to advance gender-based inclusion in the company.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai also said during a Google+ Q&A on June 23 that the diversity and equity team at Google was “doing our best to make sure that all of our people feel welcome, included, valued, and respected” and that Google had “a real focus on building a team of women who are incredibly talented, ambitious, and motivated.”
Read moreGoogle’s commitment to making women and others feel welcome has led to some mixed reactions.
Some have criticized the company for its decision to open its offices to women in an effort to create a more welcoming environment.
“Google has an important role to play in bringing more women into tech,” said Michelle Knauss, a gender expert at the New America Foundation, in a video of the Q&As.
“But it’s not the only place where women are discriminated against.
Google also needs to address its sexism.
We’ve seen Google’s efforts to hire more women fail because of sexism.
It needs to start treating women as equals, not as just sex objects.”
Others have praised Google for its “great” diversity initiatives.
“If Google were just as diverse as its product, it would have a much easier time attracting and retaining talented women, and Google would be a lot less likely to have to change its corporate culture,” said Ellen Pao, who became interim CEO of the company on June 15 after ousted CEO Sundeep Goel resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.
“If Google is serious about bringing more diversity and women into its workplace, it has to make that a priority.”
While some critics have accused Google of not fully embracing diversity and equality in its workforce, others have questioned the company itself.
“In an era when tech is increasingly defined by its diversity, the hiring of a woman is a welcome step,” said Jennifer Fisk, executive director of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Columbia University, in an email to The Huffington Post.
“The fact that Google’s diversity efforts are so successful reflects the company taking a hard look at itself.”
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