Angela wanted to use the new virtual try on service, so she could see what different lip shades look like on her skin. But when she opened it up a message appeared saying “no face detected”. Her friend who’s white was able to see the different products virtually applied on her skin. But Angela, a black woman, could not. This is why companies need to Vet Technology for Diversity.
Most talented graduates are most drawn to a small number of tech companies (FAANG for short: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google). New grads start with six figure salaries (or more), bean bag chairs, catered breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as the cachet of saying “I work for Google”. So how do companies compete, especially when their core business isn’t technology related?