A black tech exec is trying to change the face of Google, with the company’s first black-owned tech team joining the company.
Meet the blacks.
Meet white guys.
Meet guys who are into sports.
Meet black people, said Chris Sacca, who was hired to run the tech team last year.
We want to make it a place where the diversity of our talent is respected and we will be a place that everyone can call home, he said at the Google I/O conference in June.
Sacca, a black man who had been working at Google since 2012, said his first meeting with the Google team was with a young Asian woman who was a student at the University of Maryland.
“I think it was the first time we had ever seen the diversity and the presence of different cultures,” he said.
“She didn’t speak English and had never met an Asian person.”
The woman and her white colleague then met with Sacca at Google’s San Francisco headquarters, and Sacca started the process to hire the team.
The tech team has a mix of white, Asian and black men and women.
Google’s diversity team at the time included several black people and women, including Sacca’s wife, a former college athlete, as well as an Indian-American man and a woman from a white country.
Google is a company that is well known for its diversity.
It hired four people of color to be its first female and first Hispanic team leaders in 2011, and hired a group of women in 2017.
It has also brought in more than 100 Asian and Asian-American women.
In May, Google hired former Google engineer and co-founder Chris Anderson to serve as the company�s first chief diversity officer.
Anderson, who is white, has served as a board member at Facebook since 2010.
The Facebook hiring comes amid a push by the tech industry to bring more minority voices to leadership roles, which is in line with a desire by some to get more people of different ethnicities into leadership roles.
But the tech world isn�t the only one looking to diversify its workforce.
In September, Amazon announced it would be hiring more than 40 new black women to join its workforce as it continues to hire more women.
Google and other tech companies are also trying to attract more women and minority candidates for their leadership ranks.
The company recently hired its first woman, an assistant professor of computer science at Rutgers University.
She will lead a team that will study the human brain, which will help shape Google�s vision of the future.
Salsa, who has been with Google for more than four years, said he is excited to help the company make its diversity strategy more effective.