Former U.S. CTO: Diversity and inclusion essential to Silicon Valley
Megan Smith speaks at an Axios event. Photo: Chuck Kennedy/Axios
Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith delivered this message to those in Silicon Valley at a Tuesday morning Axios event: you need to address diversity in your workforces.
"Well, right now you have to look a certain way, be a certain way. This idea of culture fit — rather than culture add — is a huge problem at these companies."
Why it matters: Big tech companies like Google and Facebook have struggled to hire and support diverse workforces.