Facebook’s Employee Diversity Report Dissapoints

mark zukerberg facebookFacebook Inc has released new diversity data that showed the number of women and minorities has remained little changed over the past year.

The number of women increased only 1 percentage point, from 31-32%. The number of black people, Hispanics and people of two or more races remained unchanged at 2%, 4% and 3%, respectively.

Diversity among the social network’s tech workers was far less even, with 84% men and 16% women. Among non-tech workers, 48% are men and 52% women.

Facebook’s senior leadership is still overwhelmingly white and male. Women comprise only 23% of the senior leadership while men comprise 77%, unchanged from last year.

More Asian people made up senior leadership with 21% this year, compared to 19% last year, but the number of senior-level Hispanics decreased from 4-3%.

In a blog post, Facebook listed several initiatives to increase its diversity. They included a Facebook University training program, which invites college freshmen from underrepresented groups to spend a summer working alongside Facebook mentors, and a training course geared toward conversations about stereotypes and bias.

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