CHC Wants Tech Community to Release Diversity Numbers

On Friday, CHC Chair Congresswoman Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) andCongressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) sent a letter to 32 top tech companies to ask for critical diversity metrics. They want to obtain a baseline of data and information on staffing and corporate social responsibility priorities for these tech companies, in order to review and build on efforts to increase diversity in the technology sector and educational pipeline. “[W]e write to express our strong concern regarding efforts by tech and “gig economy” companies to hire qualified Hispanics both internally, as full-time employees, and externally as professional services vendors and consultants, as well as the amount of partnership and philanthropic spending that you allocate to Hispanic-serving and Hispanic-led institutions,” they wrote. The letter was sent to 32 tech companies: Airbnb,, Apple, Dropbox, Ebay, Etsy, Expedia, Facebook, GoDaddy, Google, Groupon, Handy, Intel, Lyft, Microsoft, Netflix, Oracle, Pandora, Paypal, Postmates, Reddit, Salesforce, Spotify, TaskRabbit, Tesla, Thumbtack, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Uber, Vmware, Yahoo, and Yelp. Get more here.

Brenda Arredondo