In a post published by TechCrunch’s Megan and Sarah on the last line; they added: “*Contrary to Kalanick’s memo, Twitter’s technical team is 15% female, not 10%, and Google’s technical team is 19%, not 18% female.”.
My question today is why was the figure Kalanick put up different from the actual thing. With a quick search I discovered that he was making use of outdated statistics; perhaps to accentuate his point thereby placating the situation.
According to the statistics put forward by Google; Megan and Sarah are right to have commented that 19% of the Google Technical Team is female as opposed to the 18% Kalanick put in his memo.
Also, regarding the Twitter’s Technical Team Kalanick was wrong once again in stating that the percentage of female employees there is 10%. According to a 2015 report, Twitters’ technical team was 13% and by December 2016 it moved up to 15% although they missed their target by 1%.
So, the question is; what is wrong with Travis Kalanick? Why wrong figures? Shall we say it is the pressure to act? Or make his situation seem less pathetic? Why was he using figures from a 2014 blog post in a 2017 Memo? Or is there something he knows about these companies (Twitter and Google) that we don’t know? Or shall we say this is just Human Error? (Like the one made by Megan and Sarah in the previous version of the post? where they stated the percentage of Females in Twitter’s Technical Team to be 13%. At least, that one is understandable and it has now been corrected).
Please, what is going on at Uber?
Read the memo as obtained by TechCrunch, here.