Monday, February 6, 2017

Snap says “diversity is about more than numbers” - TECH CRUNCH

by Megan Rose Dickey 
Originally published: February 2, 2017

Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat and Spectacles, included in its filing to go public a brief tidbit on diversity. Unlike tech companies like Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook and several others, Snap has not released a diversity report. At the end of 2016, Snap employed 1,859 employees, but Snap won’t say how diverse it is.

“That’s because we believe diversity is about more than numbers,” it reads.

Snap says that it is focused on developing a team of people with diverse backgrounds, as well as creating an inclusive culture for them. For Snap, the company says it’s about having a culture “where everyone comes to work knowing that they have a seat at the table and will always be supported both personally and professionally.”

Regarding concrete things Snap has done around diversity and inclusion, the S-1 states that the company has challenged its management team to set the tone of inclusion among their teams, and invested in community outreach and internal professional development.