How Do Lyft's Gender Diversity Stats Compare? We Talked To Them
Lyft recently released its first diversity report in an effort to be transparent on their diversity initiatives and to show how much further they have to go.
Though the makeup of Lyft employees is similar to other like-minded U.S. tech companies (predominantly white and male), 42% of Lyft's workforce is comprised of those who identify as women, with 36% in leadership roles. Comparatively, the tech field as a whole only counts 18% of its entire labor pool as those who identify as female, with a paltry 13% in leadership positions.
The area where Lyft needs to make extra strides is in diversity of ethnicity as well as gender, where they are lagging behind the national average in the tech sector. However, Lyft did recently promote Tariq Meyers, previously the company's community organizer, to lead its diversity and inclusion efforts for all underrepresented groups.
As a partner of PowerToFly, Meyers gave us an exclusive quote about Lyft's efforts to improve diversity and inclusion at the company: "At Lyft, we're committed to building a community that reflects all experiences; not just some. We know that the best products are built by talent that mirrors the communities we serve, so we're doubling down on the tools and exploring avenues that better help us source underrepresented communities—particularly in Tech. Lyft is thrilled to partner with PowerToFly to help achieve this vision so that dynamic talent never questions whether or not they have a seat at the table."
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Preparing for the Unexpected: How Maria Fava Found Her Confidence as a Bicultural, Bilingual Woman at T. Rowe Price
Born in Mexico City and raised in Guadalajara, Maria Fava never would have predicted that she'd have a career in financial services. And certainly not in Maryland.
Over two decades ago, when Maria moved to the U.S. to study psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, she'd planned on moving back to Mexico to study law after graduation. Instead, she fell in love with an unassuming Italian-American her senior year. She married him and moved to Maryland, his home state.
When the pandemic began in spring and her friends (and fellow Carnegie Mellon master's students) started to find out that their offers for summer internships were canceled, Mai Sha held her breath.
A five-step framework for addressing systematic racism at work
The world has changed in the past few weeks.
We're watching corporations and organizations across the world come out in support of Black lives in droves. Many of those organizations are doing so for the first time in their history.