It is no secret that big companies often struggle with maintaining a diverse workforce. Just over 30% of both Facebook and Google employees are women, while the numbers for Black and Hispanic employees are much grimmer (at 2% and 3-4% respectively). This is especially problematic when companies like Uber try to expand to areas with majority non-white populations, like Oakland, CA. In response to this issue, Kapor Center for Social Impact purchased a billboard on Broadway and 22nd Street that reads, “As Oakland becomes more tech, let’s ensure tech becomes more Oakland.” Featured in the billboard is Haile Shavers, a computer science major at UC Berkeley.

Article source:

Photo source: By Annette Bernhardt [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons