diversity

The field I work in (tax law) has historically consisted almost exclusively of straight, Caucasian, males.  In the 1980's, more women began to enter the field of tax law, and by the 1990's women were starting to become partners in the Big-4 and tax law firms.  Still today, women are vastly underrepresented at the partner ranks, not to mention the management committees, of accounting, consulting, and law firms.

When I worked for PwC in San Jose, our office was about 50% non-Caucasian, and 50% female.  We were very proud of this, and the recruiters and partners were very keen on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.  They really understood the business need of diversity.  In fact, rather extreme and unusual measures were taken to support this diversity, and that was something we were proud of.

My team at Google is even more non-reflective of the historical demographic of my field:
Caucasian males + females: 25% (U.S.), 35% (global)
Caucasian males: 17% (U.S.), 18% (global)
Straight Caucasian males: 8% (U.S.), 12% (global)

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