Anthony Mays, who joined Google in 2013, understood the numbers would be low when they were disclosed for the first time, but he didn’t realize how low.
According to the research, Black people make up barely 1% of Google’s tech positions. Mays realized something needed to change when he saw that. However, there has been little improvement in the years since. As a result, Mays decided to go it alone and launch a consulting service that assists both corporations and employees in attracting and retaining minority IT workers.
Mays began sharing his tale of overcoming an abusive background in Compton, California to working for Google in order to aid the cause. Mays not only shared his story with Buzzfeed titled, ““My Unlikely Path To Becoming The 1% At Google”.