First head of diversity at Pinterest Candice Morgan aims for its pool of newly hired engineers to include 30% women and draw at least 8% from minority communities. She plans to work on clearly defining the criteria for successful job candidates. “The idea is to really get things down on paper - to agree on what a great software engineer or product engineer looks like,” instead of relying on assumptions that make hiring officials gravitate toward people who look like them.
Pinterest has an apprenticeship program for 3 candidates from non-traditional tech backgrounds, such as coding boot camps. It also has an engineering internship for college first-years.