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November 4, 2015

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Diversity & Inclusion
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Since 1965, half of US immigrants have come from Latin America and one-quarter from Asia. By 2025, Pew Research projects that immigrants will account for 88% of the U.S. population increase, with non-Hispanic whites being less than half of the population. Hispanics will be 24%, Asians 14%.

Fast Company: Inside Pinterest's Plans to Fix its Diversity Problem

Pinterest’s diversity program failed to increase the proportion of women from 21%, Latinos from 2% and African-American from 1%; company leaders concluded they had neither defined goals nor sold employees on the idea. Now, the company has set hiring goals for new engineering employees and emphasizes the benefits of diversity to the business (e.g., increased creativity) to get employees on board with diversity.
Focus on Gender
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Harvard Business Review: Gender Initiatives Are Culture Change Initiatives

There are two ways to change the male-dominated culture of a company. One is to do it from startup. The second is to have the CEO lead the effort, align senior leaders on the need for change and how to implement it, and hold them accountable for making it happen. It is smart and strategic for companies to adapt to a diverse workforce instead of vice versa. 
 
Talent Management: Look to the East for Gender Equality
 
In Eastern Europe, women occupy 35% of executive roles versus 21% in the US, and Russia has a 4-to-6 ratio of women to men in senior management. Global economics expert Dominic King attributes that to the communist legacy of equality of opportunity. Additionally, Eastern European women seek out careers in fields important to the world economy.

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