Google's first-ever public employee diversity report revealed that its Googlers are overwhelmingly white and male. Most of these CNNMoney readers identify with at least one of the company's underrepresented groups. All of them think they deserve a shot at working for Google.
On re-branding geeks: "In order to reach minority communities, I call myself a 'cool geek,'" says Tolver, the founder of Cool Geeks Media. The company was created to help businesses, organizations and people use technology to advance their brands and careers.
"I want to be a part of the solution," Tolver says. "Technology can change the world."
On diversity in the workplace: "You need to bring in African Americans and Hispanics to recruit -- recruiters who can relate to the people they're recruiting."
On one of her greatest professional achievements: "After 13 years of being a Federal Government employee, I took the leap of faith to follow my dreams and I went into the private sector IT world. For over a decade, I worked in work environments where my expertise, drive, creativity was not accepted. I wanted to work for an innovative company like Google.(GOOGL, Tech30) Today, I am a Senior Consultant for a Fortune 500 global company."
Education: Certificate in Social Media Management at Georgetown University
B.S. in Computer Technology with a specialization in Internet Technology at Bowie State University
Career highlights: Senior Consultant at a top professional service company, former IT Specialist for the U.S. Department of Transportation and Department of Labor, self-published author, nominated a 2013 Rising Star by Women in Technology
Google teams she wants to work for: People Operations, Marketing & Communications, Engineering & Design