Facebook diversity data: Social media adds just 1% more women as total headcount rises by 40%

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Written By: Jerin Mathew 26/06/15

Facebook’s latest employment diversity report has revealed that the social networking giant’s workforce is still dominated by men, despite adding a large number of jobs in 2015.

The report also revealed meagre number of female workers in the entire workforce of 10,082 people. The share of women workers improved only by 1% from a year ago, while the total headcount rose by 40%.

“While we have achieved positive movement over the last year, it’s clear to all of us that we still aren’t where we want to be. There’s more work to do,” the company said in a statement.

“We remain deeply committed to building a workplace that reflects a broad range of experience, thought, geography, age, background, gender, sexual orientation, language, culture and many other characteristics. It’s a big task, one that will take time to achieve, but our whole company continues to embrace this challenge.”

Across the globe, 68% of the company’s total employees are men, and they are holding 84% of all tech jobs at the social network, according to the report. In addition, men represent 77% of senior leadership at the firm.

Meanwhile, 52% of non-tech jobs are held by women.

In the US, where the company provides break-up based on ethnicity, 55% of all employees are white, followed by Asians at 36%. Hispanic and black have just 4% and 2% share of jobs, respectively.

The same pattern is present in both tech and non-tech jobs, as well as senior leadership roles.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised to build a workforce at the company, reflecting the diversity of its 1.4 billion global users.

Source: International Business Times



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