It’s no news that President Obama is a strong supporter of diversity, and that includes the variety of inhabitants in the U.S. During the first White House “Demo Day” held at the beginning of August, Obama stressed out once again the importance of ensuring fair chances and equal treatment to all professionals, regardless of their country of origin and skin color.
The President also noticed that it’s always harder for under-represented minorities to step up. Nevertheless, companies who had the courage to hire and encourage professionals with different backgrounds ultimately gained a lot of advantages. He emphasized that great ideas come from various sources and that the next big thing will not necessarily be developed by a genuine American. According to Obama, “the next Steve Jobs might be named Stephanie or Esteban”.
The Obama Administration announced that several companies have committed to promote more women and underrepresented minorities. Strong multinationals, such as Xerox, have guaranteed that they will make efforts in order to advance more employees who represent different minorities.