In the corporate world, new techniques and strategies are frequently appreciated. They are frequently essential in order to maintain your business thriving and avoid slipping into the trap of complacency. Many company leaders feel comfortable “shaking things up” inside or outside, such as by improving employee culture or introducing new products and services. These changes are excellent and crucial for a successful company, but they are only that. It’s only a few tweaks. Business leaders are frequently ready to make modest changes but unable to accept the looming core issues. Technology is at the forefront of today’s difficult frontier for building better companies. Recognizing the neglected components of structural assembly is no minor feat. Your company will put you on the road to success.Read more. ➝
Day: March 16, 2022
The Need for More Black Workers in Tech
LeRon L. Barton has been the lone Black employee in the workplace for much of his tenure.
Barton has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. However, as he explained in a 2021 blog for Harvard Business Review, the number of Black employees at each company has remained relatively constant over that time.
“Being Black in tech, like being Black in America, is a mental toughness workout,” stated Barton. “You’re constantly asking yourself, ‘How long can I last?'”Read more. ➝
Paul Mola talked to a crowd of students and San Diego life science experts about his experience as a Black entrepreneur and creator of a local biotech company on a mid-February afternoon. “I honestly aim to have a team that is empowered, where people feel encouraged,” he addressed the audience as the CEO of Roswell Biotechnologies.
They had no idea that two days later, he’d laid off nearly half of his company due to a lack of funds.
These cuts reduced an already lean workforce of 44 to 24, eliciting hugs, tears, and a nagging inquiry from the rest of the company: How did it get to this point? Roswell had just released its first product a few months prior, and the company had recently published a paper on the technology.Read more. ➝
Anthony Mays, who joined Google in 2013, understood the numbers would be low when they were disclosed for the first time, but he didn’t realize how low.
According to the research, Black people make up barely 1% of Google’s tech positions. Mays realized something needed to change when he saw that. However, there has been little improvement in the years since. As a result, Mays decided to go it alone and launch a consulting service that assists both corporations and employees in attracting and retaining minority IT workers.
Mays began sharing his tale of overcoming an abusive background in Compton, California to working for Google in order to aid the cause. Mays not only shared his story with Buzzfeed titled, ““My Unlikely Path To Becoming The 1% At Google”.