Friday, August 4, 2017

Facebook's Diversity Report Shows Gains For Women, But Workforce Remains Very White - FORBES

by Clare O'Conner 
Originally published: August 2, 2017
Publisher: Forbes.com 

For the fourth year in a row, Facebook has made data on its employee demographics public in an effort to show its progress on workplace diversity.

Its 2017 data, released on Wednesday, revealed small gains for women at the Menlo Park, Calif.-based giant. Still, the company's technical or STEM roles, as well as its executive leadership, remain overwhelmingly white and male.

Women now represent 35% of the social network's overall workforce, up from 33% in 2016. In tech positions, women have yet to crack one-fifth: 19% of these roles are held by female employees. (This is an improvement on 2016's 17% stat.)