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How Google is sticking to – and soaring past – its DEI goals

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🗞️ Driving the news: Melonie Parker, Google's Chief Diversity Officer, discusses the tech giant's steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals despite the broader tech industry's challenges
• Under her leadership, Google has made significant strides in increasing diversity within its workforce

🔭 The context: Google's DEI initiatives include a 30% increase in leadership representation of underrepresented groups by 2025
• Despite industry-wide cutbacks on DEI programs, Parker's efforts have led to a significant increase in black and Latino hires in the US, as well as an increase in women's global leadership roles at Google

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Google's commitment to DEI is seen as an investment in innovation and profitability
• By reflecting the diversity of its users and the global community, Google aims to build more inclusive products and services, contributing to a more equitable and sustainable world

⏭️ What's next: Parker outlines a continued focus on meeting and exceeding Google's DEI goals through data-driven strategies
• She emphasizes the importance of re-recruiting talent daily and fostering an inclusive company culture for sustaining progress

💬 One quote: "I'm really proud of the way I've been able to grow the work here, specifically of how we deepened the DEI work following the murder of George Floyd," - Melonie Parker, Google's Chief Diversity Officer

📈 One stat: In 2021, black and Latino hires in the US reached their highest percentage at Google, with annual increases from 5.5% to 9.4% for black hires and from 6.6% to 9.0% for Latino hires since 2019

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