by Ray Hayes
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, recently sat down with the cast of The Circle to talk diversity among other topics. The movie stars Emma Watson, who plays Mae Holland and Tom Hanks (Eamon Bailey). Holland lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called The Circle. After landing the job, she, “uncovers a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity.” The Circle faces some of the same issues many social media companies face in reality like privacy and surveillance. During the discussion the cast talked about the concept of Silicon Valley fostering diversity. Below is a snippet of the roundtable discussion.
“First and foremost we want to build a service that is accessible to anyone. We need different perspectives to understand why it’s not accessible to someone. So we benefit pretty dramatically from having different perspectives within the company, different ways of thinking, different backgrounds, different contexts from people all over the world. And if we can’t have that insight, we certainly can’t present that externally as well. We saw an opportunity not just to change the ratio but also hold ourselves accountable to it very publicly. We were one of the first companies to actually share our goals, not just [of] where we are, but what we’re trying to get to because it is something that not only we have to address but our industry has to address and other industries have to address as well.”
Click the link below to listen to the full interview: