Facebook Releases Diversity Statistics
Facebook, for the first time in history, has publically released its current diversity figures. Although the social media company states that diversity is essential to accomplishing its mission of building products that connect people around the world, the data revealed shows that Facebook has a long way to go concerning diversity. The figures reported by Facebook are consistent with those reported by other companies such as Google, as males represent 69 percent of all employees while females represent just 31 percent. When it comes to ethnicity of United States employees, 57 percent are white, 34 percent are Asian, 4 percent are Hispanic, 3 percent are two or more races, and 2 percent are black. These statistics are even worse when it comes to employees in senior management positions, with white males dominating the employee pool even more.
The company acknowledges that it has room for improvement, and that it is implementing a variety of programs in order to make sure that its employee pool is more diverse in the future. Facebook believes that diversity is a shared responsibility for all of its employees, and the company as a whole is working diligently to find qualified individuals to balance out gender and ethnic dominance that it currently exhibits.
Source: Facebook Newsroom