February 16, 2024

Embracing Diversity: The Imperative for Tech Companies

Mosaic Blog

If you haven’t noticed, tech companies are all the rage. With a swathe of “working in tech” TikToks and YouTube shorts depicting oh-so aesthetically pleasing “work from home” routines, job seekers have increasingly sought roles in tech companies. With flexible work schedules, high starting salaries, fun startup cultures, unprecedented promotion opportunities, and a diverse range of roles to fill, what’s not to love? 

Besides the highly competitive nature of securing tech roles, there is one area where these modern companies still have plenty of room for growth–the lack of diversity in talent. Researchers have concluded that in the US tech sector, 62% of jobs are occupied by white individuals. When stratified by gender, men hold a staggering 73.3% of tech roles. While communities marginalized by race and gender have made significant strides in the workplace, tech still has a long way to go to match the modern culture in the tech field. 

In this article, we break down the ways tech companies stand to benefit from embracing diversity and adapting to the culture of equitable representation that is so prevalent in modern conversations about professional workplaces.

Benefits of Diversity in Tech

With tech behemoths like Meta, formerly Facebook, increasing their hiring of Black women by 25%, we see the positive effects of conversations and initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion. However, there is still a significant ground to cover. Below we list five reasons why embracing diversity in the workplace is a net positive for companies. 

Innovation and Creativity

Tech companies are all about bringing fresh, innovative approaches to business solutions to the market. This focus on ingenuity requires a diverse group of thought to glean from. A diverse talent pool brings together individuals with varied perspectives, experiences, and problem-solving approaches. Pulling from different backgrounds helps tech innovators push the needle because they are better equipped to challenge tradition which colors the purpose of their business. 

Market Responsiveness

In an era of globalization, tech companies need to be attuned to the needs of a diverse market if they ever hope to expand their reach. A diverse workforce is more in tune with various cultural nuances, preferences, and even pitfalls which can be a game-changer for coming up with ways to enhance their product or marketing campaigns for said product. Being able to create products and services that resonate with a broader customer base is key to longevity.

Attracting Top Talent

Companies that prioritize an inclusive work environment and take the initiative to make their employees feel represented are more likely to attract and retain top talent. For example, at MDS, we’ve made it our mission to share Black stories and support Black businesses as a way to celebrate the Black community during Black History Month. While many companies do this to create optical illusions of an inclusive workplace, we wanted to make sure our team members who belong to this community felt celebrated and empowered to let themselves be seen and heard by team members in other communities. This, in turn, contributes to higher job satisfaction, increased productivity, and a more competitive edge in the talent market.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Beyond business benefits, embracing diversity is a fundamental aspect of corporate social responsibility. Tech companies have the opportunity to set positive examples for their respective industries by applying DEI principles to their workplaces. This not only enhances the company’s reputation but also helps build a more equitable future for the entire tech ecosystem which, as mentioned above, still has quite a way to go in representing talent from marginalized groups.

Becoming Trailblazers

Tech companies, no matter the destination, always want to get their first. It’s the hallmark of any tech company to lay the groundwork for the path they intend to lead other businesses down. Fostering a diverse talent pool should be no different. If tech is the way of the future, it should be a part of every tech company’s mission to embrace the ways of the future that put age-old race-based or gender-based prejudices to bed in exchange for celebration of the things that make us different and figuring out the ways our differences can help us press forward. There is no good reason for creating and offering technological advancements to the world without having a decent representation of what the world actually looks like working behind the scenes. If tech brands are truly intending to shape the future of humanity, employers need to do everything in their power to lead the way in empowering equitable representation of all groups.


Diversity is not just a buzzword but a fundamental driver of success for tech companies in the 21st century. As the industry continues to evolve, embracing diversity will be crucial for staying ahead of the curve, fostering innovation, and contributing to a more equitable and inclusive global tech community. By recognizing the value of diverse perspectives and committing to meaningful change, tech companies can build a brighter and more sustainable future for themselves and the industry as a whole.


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