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Google releases diversity report on workforce demographics

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Mountain View, CA-based Google Inc. has released a diversity report using workforce demographics that reveals most of the company's employees are male (70%) and white (61%).

The report also found an even greater majority of Google employees in 'Leadership' positions were male (79%) and white (72%).

A 'Diversity at Google' page on the company's website admits that while "a diversity of perspectives leads to better decision-making, more relevant products, and makes work a whole lot more interesting" Google can do better:

We’re not where we want to be when it comes to diversity. And it is hard to address these kinds of challenges if you’re not prepared to discuss them openly, and with the facts. All of our efforts, including going public with these numbers, are designed to help us recruit and develop the world’s most talented and diverse people.

Google's current workforce demographics break down in the following manner:

Overall Gender

  • Men 70%
  • Women 30%

Overall Ethnicity

  • White 61%
  • Asian 30%
  • Two or more races 4%
  • Hispanic 3%
  • Black 2%
  • Other <1%

Leadership Gender

  • Men 79%
  • Women 21%

Leadership Ethnicity

  • White 72%
  • Asian 23%
  • Black 2%
  • Two or more races 1.5%
  • Hispanic 1%
  • Other <1%

Tech Gender

  • Men 83%
  • Women 17%

Tech Ethnicity

  • White 60%
  • Asian 34%
  • Two or more races 3%
  • Hispanic 2%
  • Black 1%
  • Other <1%

Non-tech Gender

  • Men 52%
  • Women 48%

Non-tech Ethnicity

  • White 65%
  • Asian 23%
  • Two or more races 5%
  • Hispanic 4%
  • Black 3%
  • Other <1%

Data for the Google diversity report was taken from Jan 2014, with gender data being global while ethnicity data was US only.

For more information about Google's workforce demographics, see the Google EEO-1 report at http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en/us/diversity/2013-EEO-1-consolidated-report.pdf.

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