Equality in tech companies by IT Block

What does Equality mean for tech companies? Are tech companies part of the problem or the solution? Here we explore IT Block's train of thought on this crucial issue.

Equality in tech companies by IT Block

If there is an industry that seems to champion Equality and diversity in the workplace, many would say tech companies are at the forefront. While there are many scandals in regards to sexual harassment in the workplace within tech companies, one thing we should always note is the apparent transparency of tech companies with such issues that are damaging to their reputation. We can scour the news and hardly find any other industry with similar complaints; which does not necessarily indicate a lack of occurrence but maybe, a lack of transparency.


When it comes to optics, it does appear that sexual discrimination and harassment is more rampant within tech giants. However, we could argue these companies at least present avenues for these relevant complaints to be raised, even if their system requires improvement. The direction is right, but is it fast enough as it should be?

Equality in tech companies by IT Block

The elephant in the room

Equality in tech companies by IT Block


When we look at Microsoft and Google's new CEO, we see an improvement in diversity. These individuals are not hired nor promoted for the sake of diversity, but because they are the best candidate for the job. There are many large tech corporations with female CEOS, with Oracle and YouTube being two great examples. But what if we look at the whole organization?


Upper management dynamics is a different world compared to the core workers of tech companies. When it comes to programmers and technician, can we truly see diversity and Equality in the workplace? Or are these pockets far away from the eyes of the world there is never a need to have a look at Equality within technical roles? Is there a lack of diverse workers available for such roles, or does the lack of Equality discourage women from learning these skills?

Equality in tech companies by IT Block

Benefits of equality in the workplace.

Equality in tech companies by IT Block


Equality in the workplace is not about employing more women and diversifying workforce with multiple ethnicities. Equality is about fair opportunity, and this, in turn, promotes diversity in the workplace. When it comes to upper management, tech companies understand the importance of Equality and diversity; they lead to new ideas and creative strategies. If we look at the larger tech companies, we can see a pattern; they are there because of diversity in the workplace, promoting different thoughts challenging and contradictory to one another. They promote competition of thought by hiring people who think vastly different from one another.


However, it seems such equality initiatives seem to begin and stop at the top. Most companies, even tech companies, have a human resources and office management team filled with women. They have technical teams filled with men. Whether you are in the most conservative or liberal country in the world, all you need to do is look at these work departments.

Equality in tech companies by IT Block

Equalty for competitiveness

Equality in tech companies by IT Block


While Equality may seem like a social initiative, tech companies should be concerned about the bottom line. A company needs to make money. Which means a tech company needs to be able to hire the best people for the right role. But if you have a human resources team which is not equal and diverse, how can we expect the best people? No matter how great of a leader you are, you need brilliant individuals with different views and train of thought. We would also argue that you also need people who are not classically brilliant to have an equal say in decisions, to ensure every angle of thought adequately covered before making decisions.


Equality, we feel, is a beautiful initiative. It has shown to be useful in making tech companies competitive and the giants they are today. What we have written here barely even covers the subject in its entirety, and our thoughts evolve as we understand it even more. So let us finish off with an essential question, what is Equality in tech companies to you?



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