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July 17, 2014

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Salesforce.com Will Live Update Its Diversity Metrics In Charts On Its Website – Biz Insider

 

  • JUL. 17, 2014, 1:32 AM

 

Business Insider/Julie Bort

Joining the likes of GoogleYahoo, and Facebook, enterprise tech giant Salesforce.com released diversity stats about its employee makeup on its website.

 

Unsurprisingly, Salesforce's numbers look overwhelmingly similar to stats from the other Silicon Valley companies. Its staff is 71% male, with even fewer women working in tech and leadership positions.

 

In the United States, the company is 67% white, just 2% Black and 4% Latino.

 

In fact, Salesforce is slightly less diverse than Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

 

According to Salesforce's website: "As an open and transparent company, we share our gender and ethnicity statistics. These numbers are updated regularly and are available right here."

 

There are a few unique aspects to the company's announcement. Drawing on numbers from last month, the report is much more current than that of Google, which used data that was months old. Salesforce didn't try to defend its stats, instead opting to promise to update the information in the future.

 

Salesforce never indicates it plans to improve these stats, which may be concerning. Still, by promising to updating its diversity data on a regular basis, it gives customers the opportunity to hold the company responsible for its hiring practices.



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Despite various awareness efforts, there's still little diversity within the tech industry.

Some of today's biggest names in tech, including Facebook and Google among others, are mostly comprised of white, male employees.

We've heard about the diversity issue within tech for a while, but it wasn't until recently that companies came forward to reveal their official statistics.

Within the past two months, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yahoo have shown exactly how drastic the diversity problem is within each company.

We've combed through each company's statistics and compared them to create a snapshot of the types of employees you'll find in each company. 

The charts shown are based on data provided by GoogleFacebookLinkedIn, and Yahoo



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All of the four major companies that released diversity statistics are predominantly male.

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This is what Google's overall workforce looks like in terms of gender:

70% Men

30% Women

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Only 39% of employees at LinkedIn are female; 61% Men.

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/diversity-in-tech-2014-2014-7?op=1#ixzz37mfXc4X7

Most of Yahoo's employees are male, too.

62% Men

37% Women

1% Not disclosed/other

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Most of Facebook's employees are male, too.

Most people who work at Facebook are also male

69% Men

31% Women

 Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/diversity-in-tech-2014-2014-7?op=1#ixzz37mfljXuJ

Race/Ethnicity statistics at these companies are just as troubling.

 

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Most of Google's employees are white.

Black 2%

Latino 3%

Asian 30%

White 61%

 

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The case is the same with LinkedIn. The population is primarily white and Asian:

Black 2%

Latino 4%

Asian 38%

White 53%

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It's almost evenly split between white and Asian employees at Yahoo, but there are barely any black or Hispanic workers

Black 2%

Latino 4%

White 50%

Asian 39%

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/diversity-in-tech-2014-2014-7?op=1#ixzz37mg66RGc

 

Facebook is also comprised of mostly white employees, just 2% Black and 4% Latino

Black 2%

Latino 4%

Asian 34%

White 57%

 

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Most women work in non-tech jobs across these companies. As shown below, women only make up 17% of the tech workforce at Google.

 

Men 83%

Women 17%

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Like Google, 83% of LinkedIn's tech jobs are occupied by men.

Men 83%

Women 17%

 

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Only 15% of Yahoo's tech employees are female.

Men 85%

Women 15%

 

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Facebook's tech workforce is also 85% male, just 15% female.

 

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LinkedIn is a little different — 60% Asian and 34% white. There are just 1% Black, 3% Hispanic tech employees:

1% Black 

3% Latino

34% White

60% Asian

 

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Yahoo's tech workforce is 57% Asian and 35% white.

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Again, Facebook is nearly evenly matched between white and Asian tech employees, but there's little diversity: 1% Black, 3% Latino.

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The gender ratio is much more evenly matched outside of tech jobs at these companies,

however, men still outnumber women even in non-tech positions.


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Again, the majority of non-tech employees at Facebook are male.

Men 53%

Women 47%

 

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Yahoo is the only exception. 52% of non-tech employees at Yahoo are female.

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/diversity-in-tech-2014-2014-7?op=1#ixzz37mhBWTCP

 

Google's non-tech workforce is slightly more diverse than it's tech employees, but not by much. It's still predominantly white and Asian.

Black 3%

Latino 4%

Asian 23%

White 65%

 

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LinkedIn's non-tech workforce is nearly the same as Google's, just 3% Black and 5% Latino:

Black 3%

Latino 5%

Asian 26%

White 63%

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/diversity-in-tech-2014-2014-7?op=1#ixzz37mhMfbOr

At Yahoo, most non-tech employees are also white and Asian.

 

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More than half of Facebook's non-tech employees are also white, while nearly a quarter are Asian.

Black 2%

Latino 6%

Asian 24%

White 63%

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/diversity-in-tech-2014-2014-7?op=1#ixzz37mhVsGVB

 

Most executives in leadership roles at these companies are male. At Google, 79% of leadership positions are occupied by men, just 21% women.

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Three-fourths of leadership positions are LinkedIn are held by men, just 25% women.

 

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It's slightly worse at Yahoo — 77% of leadership roles are occupied by men.

 

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Facebook's statistics are exactly the same as Yahoo's: 77% men, 23% female.

 

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Leadership at these four companies is overwhelmingly white. At Google, 72% of leaders are white, 28% female, ZERO PERCENT Black or Latino.

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LinkedIn is slightly more diverse, but leadership is still split between white and Asian employees.

BLACK 1%

Latino 4%

White 65%

Asian 28%

 

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At Yahoo, most of those in leadership roles are white, just 1-2% Black or Latino.

 

Yahoo

 

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Most senior level employees at Facebook are white too, just 2% Black and 4% Latino.

 

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So what's being done about this?

 

Reuters/Christian Hartmann

Google has a handful of resources available for employees of all races, gender, and ages on its diversity page. The company also recently announced a new initiative to get female students into coding at a younger age called Made With Code. Google is working with a few big-name partners on the initiative, which include Girl Scouts of the USA, MIT Media Lab, Chelsea Clinton, and Codecademy among others. 

 


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Facebook is trying to promote coding among women and minorities too.

Daniel Goodman/Business Insider

The social media giant says it's working with the National Center for Women & Information Technology, Girls Who Code, and the National Society of Black Engineers among others. 

 


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LinkedIn is also partnering with organizations to make computer science education more accessible.

Like Facebook, LinkedIn is working with the Anita Borg Institute which focuses on women in computing. It's also the driving force behind DevelopHer, a hackathon aimed at women in tech. 

 


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