‘All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.’
— George Harrison, The Beatles

Only 14 years ago today, little baby Google was born. Today we wish the company with more than 1 million servers and over 1 trillion indexed pages, a very happy birthday.

Whilst Google transitions into its pimply teen years, one fact that is worth celebrating is the influence it has made in championing diversity. The company, albeit not short of funding, has been promoting diversity through a number initiative all over the world. The track record is impressive;
  1. -77 countries served with sponsorship programs for women in IT
  2. -Google’s network of translators is larger than that of the United Nations
  3. -$19m of financial support to NFPs working to advance diversity and inclusion
  4. -100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
  5. -over 464 sponsored events in 70 countries for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day

With a raft of research confirming the notion that diversity is directly related with profitability. It comes as no surprise that this mere 14 year old has made such an impact in the daily life of, well, everybody. 

Read the Google 2011 Diversity and Inclusion Report for free HERE.

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