Hidden in Plain Sight: Asian American Leaders in Silicon Valley

Read More:  “During the past year, Silicon Valley technology companies have focused even more on workforce diversity, and several companies have shown an increased transparency by disclosing previously confidential 2013 EEOC data. The EEOC data
released by five large Silicon Valley companies (Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, LinkedIn, and Yahoo) allow us, for the first
time, to analyze the number of employees in the pipeline of management classifications by gender and race.  The popular news headlines that whites and Asians dominate Silicon Valley employment often overlook the fact that the EEOC data, while showing that Asian men and women are well represented in the non-managerial professional workforce, also show them to be severely under-represented at the executive levels. Using the EEOC definition, “Asian” includes any citizen or noncitizen having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent. As illustrated in the following figure, Asians were found to be 27.2% of the professional workforce, but only 13.9% of executives in the professional workforce at Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, LinkedIn, and Yahoo.”

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