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Former U.S. CTO: Diversity and inclusion essential to Silicon Valley

Megan Smith speaks at an Axios event
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.

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