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Diversity by the numbers: All the Internet giants in one big chart

When Twitter released its diversity report this week, it was the last of the major Internet giants to do so. Now that we have data from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yahoo, we’ve put it all together into one megachart for comparison. Below, you can see summarized the percent of male and white employees in tech and leadership positions across these companies.

As can be seen, roughly every major Internet company has the same proportion of men in tech positions (~80%), men in leadership (~75%), and white leaders (~70%). The only significant variation comes in white employees in tech position, where there is a high percentage of Asian workers. Either way, women and disadvantaged minority groups are not dominant.

As we’ve noted before, there is a serious dearth of females and disadvantaged minority groups in the computer science education pipeline. Comparing Google’s workforce makeup to the numbers of minorities and women in Computer Science shows that the search giant is roughly representative of the current talent pool (note: we only show Google, because all the companies are roughly similar and using one company simplifies the comparison).

Closeup of Google

 

It’s also worth noting that Google seems to have a slightly lower percent of hispanic and black workers than the national average, but that could be because a smaller portion make it to the ivy leagues, where Google recruits from.

More diversity reports should pour in over the coming year, including Apple’s. We will update this chart as more information is available.


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3 comments
Tomas Custer
Tomas Custer

I took the Hispanic/Latino stats for Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and Pinterest and juxtaposed with 2010 US Census stats from the companies HQ's backyard(s) ie zip code, county & state at http://www.hispaniccount.com/tech-diversity.php 


For example: Facebook is 4% Hispanic: But in 2010 Latinos were 19% in zip code 94025, 25% in San Mateo County, 38% in California (see image)

Kenneth Hwynn
Kenneth Hwynn

I'm guessing you have lumped all of those with Asian or Indian descent under "white". One thing you need to comment on is the disproportionate number of Asian's in tech of non-Indian descent who are rank and file workers compared to those in executive roles. The glass ceiling isn't just for women and black/hispanic minorities.

Saurabh Arora
Saurabh Arora

Talking about diversity, where are the browns?