Facebook Wants to 'double our number of women globally and Black and Hispanic employees in the US'
Posted August 20, 2019
"Since 2014, we have increased the number of Black women at Facebook by 25X and the number of Black men by 10X," Facebook wrote in a blog post. "And importantly, even as we have grown, we have worked very hard on making Facebook a more welcoming, respectful workplace."
Facebook published its annual diversity report, showing only modest gains in its push to bring more women and people from underrepresented groups into its workforce. This year's report shows that Facebook's global workforce is 63.1% male, down slightly from 63.7% last year. Among its American operations, Facebook says that it's 44.2% white, down from the previous year's report of 46.6%. Still, Facebook has announced an ambitious push for its workforce to be at least 50% "women, people who are Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islanders, people with two or more ethnicities, people with disabilities, and veterans" within the next 5 years. To that end, "we aim to double our number of women globally and Black and Hispanic employees in the US," it says.