Google has just published a blog post that gives insight into the diversity at the company. The numbers published detail the gender and ethnic diversity within the workforce. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, admits that Google is not where they want to be when it comes to diversity. Numbers after the break.
The numbers in the chart above come from January 2014. The gender data is based on Google's global workforce, while the ethnicity data is representative of only US employees.
70 percent of Google's global workforce is male, while women make up 30 percent of staff. In the United States, 61 percent of Googlers are white, 30 percent are Asian, 4 percent are two or more races, 3 percent are Hispanic, 2 percent are Black and the remaining ethnicity make up less than one percent.
Google cites the low number of female graduates with computer science degrees as one reason why only 30 percent of their staff is female.
Why did Google release these numbers? To be transparent about the current level of diversity in their workforce and admit that they are currently short of where they want to be.
What sort of initiatives could Google do to improve workforce diversity?