The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) led a delegation of its board of directors and advisory council, including Hispanic members of Congress, to a Tech Community Summit in Silicon Valley hosted by Google on June 5. In addition to the summit, the CHCI delegation held a high-level meeting with tech companies.
Last year, after mounting pressure from diversity advocates, leading technology companies made public their gender and race employment statistics, revealing a startling diversity gap, with Latinos being one of the most underrepresented minorities. The numbers revealed, on average, that top technology companies had less than 4 percent of Latinos in their workforce.
“We need each other and need to work together to address these very low numbers,” says Rep. Linda T. Sánchez, CHCI chair. “I applaud the companies who have shared their employment figures – what gets measured gets results.