Facebook just joined the growing wave of Silicon Valley companies voluntarily reporting their diversity data.
And like its peers, the company’s workforce is heavily male, with very few Hispanic and black employees. The gap is particularly wide when it comes to people in senior leadership and technology jobs. That’s pretty much what we’ve seen from the other tech giants that have released similar data.
Technology and “senior level” positions, typically the most highly compensated and powerful types of jobs, skew much more heavily towards men, just as with Google and Yahoo. At Facebook some 85% of tech employees are men, as are 77% of “senior level” employees.
The company says in its blog post that it has seen improving diversity numbers from its recent hiring activity as well as lower attrition from underrepresented groups after it launched a strategic diversity push last year.