Yahoo Publishes Internal Diversity Numbers, Which Are Just As Grim As Google's
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"We're in the business of building products for hundreds of millions of users worldwide," writes chief development officer Jackie Reses in a Tumblr post, "and that starts with having the best possible talent--a Yahoo team that understands and reflects our diverse user base."
So, what do Yahoo's internal numbers reveal? Mostly, a multi-billion-dollar technology company that is overwhelmingly white and male.
Here's how the numbers break down: 37% of total employees are women, but only 15% hold technical jobs. Of employees holding leadership roles, 23% are women. That includes the company's CEO, Marissa Mayer.
Half of the company's workforce is white, 2% is black, 4% is Hispanic, and 39% is Asian
The numbers look similar to what other companies have been reporting. Google's workforce is composed of 70% men and is 61% white. And LinkedIn's workforce is 61% men and 53% white.