Diversity at Uber is pretty terrible, but it’s worse at Microsoft, Facebook, and Google
Only 32.5% of employees at Microsoft are women or minorities, according to Axios.
Share of women and minorities in the workforce
Microsoft is the worst of the lot. Only about a third of its workforce is comprised of women and underrepresented minorities.
The share of female employees at Microsoft decreased between 2015 and 2016, while the share of underrepresented minorities increased slightly.
The company has since tied senior executive compensation to diverse hiring goals. A similar program at Intel has achieved good results.
In 2015, Intel set a goal that 40% of new hires had to be women or minorities. By mid-2016, it had achieved 43% and set a new goal of 45% of diverse new hires.
How else can tech companies hire more women and minorities?
• Standardize interviews
• Stricter hiring targets
• Refrain from work chats in male-dominated spaces
• Investigate why a specific department is losing female or minority employees
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