Another tech company released their diversity report. Same story different day.
Twitter’s report shows 70% of Twitter’s overall workforce is male. That number shoots up to 90% for tech-oriented employees. Non-tech roles, think marketing, PR, etc, are gender split at 50/50. That number leans heavily towards men again when looking at leadership roles with 79% of leadership roles held by men.
The ethnic breakdown also resembles other tech companies. Twitter employees are mostly white and asian at 59% and 29%, respectively. The ration looks pretty much the same whether you’re looking at tech or non-tech jobs. Leadership roles are dominated by whites at 72% followed by Asians at 24%. Other races make up just 4% of leadership roles.
“We are keenly aware that Twitter is part of an industry that is marked by dramatic imbalances in diversity — and we are no exception,” said Janet Van Huysse, VP of Diversity and Inclusion at Twitter, in a blog post.
“We know the critical importance of actively recruiting from under-represented communities such as women’s colleges and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). And to continue improving our diversity standing, we have partnered with many organizations to move the needle at Twitter,” said Huysse.
Twitter was an early “seed” partner of the Girls Who Code organization.
“By becoming more transparent with our employee data, open in dialogue throughout the company and rigorous in our recruiting, hiring and promotion practices, we are making diversity an important business issue for ourselves,” Huysse wrote.