Facebook’s 2019 Diversity Report Reveals There’s Still A Long Way To Go

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Facebook recently revealed their 2019 Diversity Report and shared some of their progress since the report’s inception in 2014. The company shared in a post that since 2014, the number of black women at the company has grown by 25 times and the number of black men at the company has grown by 10 times. Facebook has also grown the number of women and underrepresented groups in leadership positions across the organization. Some additional initiatives that Facebook has implemented to increase diversity and inclusion includes a Military Skills Translator, which allows veteran candidates to better align their background with open roles at Facebook. 2.2% of the company’s workforce is comprised of veterans. Williams also shared that Facebook was voted as one of the best places to work for disability inclusion according to the Disability Equality Index. Facebook has also been named as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality. In addition, partnerships and investments in programs like The Align Program, ROAR, Women LEAD and LEAP, and Community Summits demonstrate that Facebook is making a concerted effort to foster more diversity and inclusion within the organization. According to Maxine Williams, Facebook’s global chief diversity officer, although the company has made strides within the last six years, they are not yet where they want to be. As far as the future, Facebook shared that their goal within the next five years is to have half of their workforce be comprised of people from underrepresented groups such as women, blacks, Hispanics, the differently-abled, and veterans, among others. What are three things that Facebook can do to help them achieve their diversity and inclusion goals moving forward? (read more)

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