Yahoo! Reveals Its First Workforce Diversity Stats

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 30 June 2014, 04:33 Hrs
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BANGALORE: With the series of companies reveling their workforce data, it raises a lot of questions whether the male or the female gender plays an important role in company’s success. With the top companies like Google and LinkedIn formally publishing employee gender and ethnicity stats, it was Yahoo this time who became one of the few companies to add to that list by sharing its basic demographic information on the diversity of its work force, reports Bloomberg and Yahoo.

According to new diversity stats data, Yahoo's worldwide workforce has 62 percent men and 37 percent women. In the U.S., half of those workers were white and another 39 percent belonging to Asian origin. Other minority groups like Hispanics and blacks made up a meager 4 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

The data also reveled that 77 percent of Yahoo's global leadership like the ranks of vice president and above was populated by men, whereas in non-tech jobs the ratio is 52 percent women and 47 percent men.

"These statistics are only a part of the story," Yahoo Chief Development Officer Jackie Reses wrote in a blog post. "We have a wide range of Employee Resource Groups that serve people of diverse backgrounds and are highly engaged in their respective communities," reports PC News.

The California-based company, one of the few led by a female chief executive officer, Marissa Mayer, disclosed the composition of its staff after similar reports released by Google and LinkedIn in the last few weeks.

The disclosures also showed that Yahoo was slightly ahead of Google in the composition of women in its workforce, with the world's largest search engine company saying 30 percent of its employees are female. The two companies are relatively in line on ethnicity in the U.S., with just 2 percent of Yahoo's U.S. workforce being African-American and 4 percent Hispanic.
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