DE&I at Facebook, Prop 22 and gig worker earnings – ProWellTech
Hi everyone. I am experiencing a biweekly summary that examines the state of work in technology.
We will use this space to explore topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion, the future of work, issues related to equal pay, significant staff changes and much more.
This week, we’re reviewing Facebook’s civil rights audit, a new earnings study for concert workers, the latest on proposed 22 electoral measures in California and layoffs between COVID-19.
Less than two months have passed since the killing of George Floyd’s police. While the tech industry has continued with its funding rounds, mergers and acquisitions, there is still work to be done on the racial justice front. Here are some developments in the past two weeks.
Facebook’s civil rights audit highlights gaps in DE&I’s work
As seen in Facebook’s final civil rights audit report conducted by former ACLU lawyer Laura Murphy, the social network giant has yet to do more to increase diversity in its senior leadership roles and C-suites. These roles for black, indigenous people and black people should also not be “limited to the positions of the officers of diversity, as is often the case in corporate America,” says the report.
According to the audit, it should also be recognized at company level that efforts in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion should not fall exclusively on those who belong to under-represented groups, but rather on all members of the management team and managers. The audit also highlighted employee concerns about “a lack of recognition for the time taken by URM employees to mentor and recruit other minorities to work on Facebook.”