Micron, the tech giant specializing in big data, announced its $10 million contribution to programs that help women and the underrepresented get into computer science.
“Promoting diversity is absolutely essential to moving high tech forward. It is only through listening to all voices that we can ensure the best ideas come forward,” said Micron President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra in the company’s first annual Diversity and Inclusion Report.
Micron’s report details how the company–which encourages gender-pay equity through analysis–created a formal sponsorship program to foster relationships between senior-level female employees and execs in the company plus launched an Unconscious Bias training.
“We recognize that embedding diversity and inclusion into all aspects of the organization will require continued focus and tenacity,” said Micron Technology Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Karen Metz in a press release. “This inaugural Micron report sets the foundation for driving and measuring meaningful change as we accelerate our efforts to build a global workforce that reflects the world that we live in, and the diversity of thought we need to drive innovation and competitive advantage.”
The $10 million donation includes distribution to the Advancing Curiosity Fund, Diversity and Opportunity Fund for Virginia Institutions of Higher Education and support for girls STEM camps in both Japan and Taiwan.