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TGIF! The #MeToo movement and diversity and inclusion have been ongoing topics for discussion for some time now. Yesterday, the two came together at Google, where employees staged a global walkout.

Check back at the end of each week for our Friday finds. Here’s what we’re reading – November 2.

“Don’t be evil.”

Google Walkout: Employees Stage Protest Over Handling of Sexual Harassment by Amie Tsang and Adam Satariano for The New York Times and The $90M Women’s Walkout At Google: Is Real Change Coming? by Christina Vuleta for Forbes.

Last week The New York Times published an article exposing a $90M exit package (plus additional other cases) that Google paid to Andy Rubin, who was accused (and found guilty of transgression) of sexual misconduct. In protest of their protection of these employees, women and men walked out of Google offices across the world at 11am (local time).

The exposé has recast a light on the status of #MeToo in tech, and raised the question of what progress has actually been made. Will the walkouts have an impact?

One of Google’s Code of Conduct rules is “Don’t be evil,” but if they’re not leading by example, then will other tech companies follow?

What are you reading, watching, and listening to? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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