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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Sociology and Anthropology
This doctoral dissertation investigates the discrepancy between tech companies' substantial investments in diversity programs and the persistently low representation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) employees. Despite extensive efforts, discrimination and harassment against women and people of color persist in the industry. The study employs a critical interdisciplinary approach, comprising sociological perspectives on diversity management and two empirical studies. The first scrutinizes tech companies' framing strategies of diversity initiatives on their websites, while the second explores the impact of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies on women of color in the industry. By identifying shortcomings and proposing recommendations, this research aims to enhance the effectiveness of corporate diversity efforts in the tech sector.
Abulbasal, Rana, "Diversity in Tech: Analyzing the Mismatch Between Corporate Framing and Impact" (2023). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023. 8910.
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