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Hiring by race / ethnicity
Hiring by gender
We’re expanding access to hiring opportunities for underrepresented groups in many parts of the world by centering racial equity across every part of our hiring process — for leaders, hiring managers, and all Googlers.
Quadrupling the number of Googlers who have completed our culture-add training to 10,000. Focusing new training, like Candidate Advocacy Modules and Inclusive Hiring Steps, on fundamental processes to help managers and leaders understand their responsibility for building a model that allows great future Googlers to come and thrive.
Changing English proficiency requirements for internships to a “preferred” rather than “required” qualification in places like Brazil to open up more pathways for underrepresented people to apply.
Ensuring a fair hiring process where candidates are assessed on their merits, and setting aspirational goals to support equity throughout the hiring pipeline.
In the workplace
We’re making progress on our goals to continue expanding pathways to tech for underrepresented talent.
Working with external partner organizations to build community and provide resources to groups historically excluded from the tech industry. We strive to remove barriers to careers in tech, while creating a pathway for future Googlers across our entry, industry, and executive hiring. In 2020, we provided scholarships for nearly 200 students and industry technologists to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration, a gathering for women in technology.
Furthering our partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions. Read more about our investment in building equity in computing education, beginning with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Inviting candidates to connect directly with our employee resource groups to learn more about the day-to-day experience at Google and our hiring process.
By 2025, we’ve committed to:
Improve leadership representation of underrepresented groups by 30%. And we’re on track to meet this goal, for example YouTube’s Black+ leadership has increased by 23% in the last year.
Double the number of Black+ Googlers in non-leadership roles in the U.S. And we’re already seeing progresss — for example, at YouTube we realized 136% and 18% growth in Black+ and Latinx+ hires in tech, respectively.
Double the number of Black+ directors across EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) by 2023.
Grow our presence in cities that contribute to a high quality of life for Black+ Googlers by adding 10,000 jobs in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as continuing to focus on recruiting and hiring Black+ Googlers in London.
In the world
We’re actively building more pathways to tech for Black and Latinx communities in the U.S., and expanding access to STEM opportunities around the globe.
Equipping students with digital skills through the launch of Grow with Google’s HBCU Career Readiness Program.
Supporting Black and Latinx teachers with a $1 million Google.org grant, in addition to providing materials to make their classrooms more inclusive.
Growing opportunities for students from historically marginalized groups to pursue computer science research through 50 exploreCSR awards and career development for over 300 students with the CS Research Mentorship Program.
Created CS First Unplugged, an offline, no-device-needed activity designed to prioritize the needs of students learning at home, especially those in schools serving low-income communities, which have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. CS First Unplugged has been used by over 300,000 students all over the world, including in the U.S., Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Japan.
In the world
We’re providing tools and support to empower women to succeed in tech and beyond.
Launched DigiPivot, a 22-week reskilling program in partnership with Avtar and the Centre for Executive Education at the Indian School of Business, to provide mentorship and programming for women in India to pivot into careers in digital marketing.
Launched the first global #IamRemarkable week in 2020, which reached 30,000 participants and 150+ companies across 70+ countries. To celebrate the power of diversity, inclusion, and allyship for women and underrepresented groups in the workplace. Designed to empower individuals to embrace their achievements, this digital experience featured 50+ influential speakers and business leaders, as well as 1,500+ self-promotion workshops.
Reached over 8,000 women in sub-Saharan Africa through a partnership with She Leads Africa. Our WomenWill program helped them navigate the negative socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 through access to funding, digital skills, and financial literacy training, as well as mentorship and social networking.
Bringing the best of Google’s programs, products, people, and technology to women-led tech startups across the U.S. and Canada through our Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Program.
Reached 50,000 students in Israel with virtual Mind the Gap programming, which aims to empower underrepresented students, especially young women, to pursue careers in STEM. The program has also made its way to England, Brazil, Japan, Poland, Ireland, Spain, South Korea, and Switzerland.
“This work is not a one and done. It’s not a tick-box exercise. And there is no silver bullet … We know we’ve made some good progress, but we also know that there is so much more work to do.”
Karina Govindji is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for EMEA, LATAM, and Canada at Google.