Microsoft held its annual shareholders conference today, and the company CEO Satya Nadella took pride in efforts made to achieve Diversity in Tech. Nadella reiterated about Microsoft’s appointment of two women to its board of directors last year.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) December 2, 2015
However, Nadella admitted that Microsoft and the Tech Industry, in general, needs to do more as far as Diversity in Tech goes. A view he shares with Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s Rev. Jesse Jackson, who had the following to say about the Redmond Tech Company during the shareholders meeting: “We now urge Microsoft to actively seek out qualified Blacks and Latinos for your next appointments, and want to work with you to identify Board leaders for the future.” The Rainbow PUSH Coalition did a survey last year that revealed there were only Black people and one Hispanic person sitting on the board of directors of 20 leading tech companies. With …read more