Facebook’s latest diversity report is stark reminder of the gulf between the goal of a multiracial workforce and the company’s current monoculture.
The social media giant published its 2017 diversity report on Wednesday. Facebook has increased its Hispanic and Black workforce by 1% each, to 5% and 3%, respectively. But when it comes to its tech workforce — its coders, developers, and engineers — the numbers are static at 3% and 1%, respectively.
Tech companies like Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) and Facebook (FB, Tech30) started voluntarily releasing the reports in 2014 to indicate their progress solving a long-standing problem in the technology industry. The effort is praised by diversity advocates as a means of benchmarking the company’s workforce and identifying what efforts are working.
In three years, the reports have become more robust but the results are still largely underwhelming. They tend to contain language that’s sterile and prescriptive. Most can be reduced to something like: “We aren’t where we’d like to be.” That’s from Facebook’s global director of diversity Maxine Williams in Wednesday’s post about the new report.
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- [By Jim Robertson]
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- [By Lisa Levin]
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- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
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- [By Peter Graham]
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- [By Arie Goren]
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- [By Belinda Cao]
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- [By Chris Lange]
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- [By Chris Lange]
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- [By Lisa Levin]
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