Facebook Diversity Report Shows Black and Hispanic Leadership Numbers Decreasing or Stagnant
In a new diversity report released on Thursday, Facebook said that the numbers of Black and Hispanic employees in technical and leadership roles are stagnant or, in some cases, decreasing. Over a four-year period, Facebook made no increases in the percentage of Black people in technical roles -- which is at a low 1% -- nor did it increase the percentage of Black leaders at the company, which is stuck at 2%. Hispanic employees in technical roles stayed at 3%, while Hispanic leaders dropped from 4 to 3%. Overall, however, the number of Black and Hispanic employees at the company have increased from 2 to 4% and 4 to 5% over the same period. The social media giant also revealed that women now make up 36% of the company, up from 31% in 2014, and that a little under one-third of its leaders are women, as well as about 22% of its technical workers. Facebook did announce that: “Over the next year, we will partner with the UNCF to design courses for their HBCU CS Summer Academy. We will also co-host the HBCU CS Faculty Institute in partnership with UNCF’s Career Pathways Initiative to offer faculty professional development.” More here.