Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the upcoming book Hidden Figures: The Women Who Helped NASA and the United States Win the Space Race spoke at NASA-Langley's 2014 Women's History Month presentation.
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The world's most powerful technology company is putting its substantial resources behind the issue of diversity in technology. Through initiatives such as free courses at Code School, the tech giant is hoping to increase the percentage of women in its own tech workforce and boost female participation throughout Silicon Valley as a whole. In May, Google opened up its books to reveal that 17% of its technology professionals are women. African Americans and Hispanics make up 1% and 2%, respectively, of Google's techhies.