Why is diversity in workplace so important?
The Silicon Valley right now is at the point of cultural friction. Some believe that to create the best products you need to have a diverse group of employees, and some are just trying to be politically correct about the hot issue and don't actually believe it.
Melinda Gates says that companies who are not truly hiring for diversity are leaving opportunities on the table. Your products will be better and you will reach more markets if you hire employees that understand those segments.
The demographics of our country are changing, the distribution of men vs. women in the workforce is changing. What used to be the minority will soon become the majority. The way women use tools online is very different vs how men do it...etc. If you don't have a good mix of employees in your company, you will miss all the opportunity and be left behind.