Facebook wants more women, minorities

Despite social network’s efforts number of women and minorities in its workforce changes little over past year

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Facebook announced on Friday the release of its diversity report which gave the number of women and black people, Hispanics and other minorities in its workforce.  

“Our work is producing some positive but modest change and our new hire numbers are trending up,” the company said in a post.

According to report, the number of women in the company rose to 32 percent from 31 percent while the number of black and minority employees didn’t change.

The number of women among Facebook’s tech workers is just 16 percent. The number is 52 percent among non-tech workers.

Women constitute only 23 percent of Facebook’s senior leadership, the same proportion as last year.

The proportion of Asian Facebook executives rose by 2 percent to 21 percent from 19 percent last year, while Hispanic executives dropped 1 percent to 3 percent from 4 percent last year.

Facebook began to release an annual diversity report last year.

TRTWorld and agencies