Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and LinkedIn have each published diversity reports in recent weeks that outline gender and ethnicity statistics within their workforce ranks. The lopsided data shows that Silicon Valley mostly employs white and Asian workers, with men holding far more jobs than women — particularly in the tech field. Those trends are nothing new; but these companies and others say that's no excuse.

With the diversity reports and increased transparency, they're hoping to reverse the status quo. Many are also working to create a more diverse pool of candidates to someday hire through various initiatives at the education level. We'll be tracking the latest developments regarding Silicon Valley's push to diversify with this StoryStream.