Google’s Diversity Report shows that the company is still dominated by white men
Google’s Diversity Report shows that the company is still dominated by white men
  • Shin Yuri Women's news reporter / Trans by Lee Kyo
  • 승인 2014.06.09 06:15
  • 수정 2014-06-09 09:36
  • 댓글 0
이 기사를 공유합니다

Just 30% of employees and 20% of executives are women

 

Google’s workforce demographics
Google’s workforce demographics

“Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity.”

Despite much more diverse customer bases, Google is still dominated by white men. Diversity Report that Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations at Google, released on May 28 suggests that women constitute only 30% of employees, 21% of executives, and 17% of technicians. The search company’s US workforce also comprises of 61% white people, with Asian staff 30%, Hispanic people 3%, and black staff just 2% of employees.

When narrowed by job type, Google’s gender gap is more extreme, with only 21% of leadership positions held by women. Among the company’s 12 CEOs, Susan Wojcicki of YouTube is the only female CEO. Meanwhile, by ethnicity, leadership positions are held by 71% white, Asian 23%, black 2%, and others 3.5%.

The lack of diversity is particularly evident in the departments that are specifically focused on technology, with just 17% of employees being women. In non-tech departments, 48% of employees are women, while, by ethnicity, the workforce is made up of 61% white, 34% Asian, 3% mixed-race individuals, 2% Hispanic people, and black staff and others 1%.

Google explained “Recruiting qualified women and ethnic minorities is difficult because they barely earn computer science degrees. Nevertheless, to help increase the number of women who represent half the global population in the technology sector, we have donated over $40 million since 2010. And the Diversity Report is part of our ongoing effort to diversify our workforce.”

Google’s act of unveiling its data to the public which is not an obligation according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is to be commended because it reflects its readiness to discuss diversity issues in an open dialogue. On June 2, the Silicon Valley Business Journal commented “Some tech companies already followed Google and disclosed gender and ethnicity gap. More companies are expected to make such data public, too, creating bigger ripple effects than Google expected.”

Though Google is not alone in its efforts to enhance gender and ethnic diversity in the technology sector, Facebook, Apple Inc., Twitter, Hewlett-Packard Co., and Microsoft Corp. did not respond immediately to queries about possible plans to disclose diversity data.

 

 

기사가 마음에 드셨나요?

여성신문은 1988년 창간 이후 여성 인권 신장과 성평등 실현을 위해 노력해 온 국내 최초, 세계 유일의 여성 이슈 주간 정론지 입니다.
여성신문은 여성들의 더 나은 삶을 위해 여성인 '안전, 사회적 지위, 현명한 소비, 건강한 가족'의 영역에서 희망 콘텐츠를 발굴, 전파하고 있습니다.
저희 기사가 마음에 드셨다면 좋은 기사 후원하기를 해주세요.
여러분의 후원은 여성신문이 앞으로도 이 땅의 여성을 위해 활동 할 수 있도록 합니다.

여성신문 좋은 기사 후원하기


※ 소중한 후원금은 더 좋은 기사를 만드는데 쓰겠습니다.


댓글삭제
삭제한 댓글은 다시 복구할 수 없습니다.
그래도 삭제하시겠습니까?
댓글 0
댓글쓰기
계정을 선택하시면 로그인·계정인증을 통해
댓글을 남기실 수 있습니다.

  • Telephone No : 02-318-9300
  • Fax : 02-752-0549
  • Help : 02-2036-9235
  • Address : Golden Bridge Bldg. 1th and 9th floor, 222, Chungjeongno 3(sam)-ga Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Company name : Women's news Inc.
  • CEO : Hyo-Sun Kim
  • Business Registration No : 214-81-03304
  • Copyright © 1988 - 2020 womennews.co.kr. All rights reserved.
ND소프트