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Diversity at Uber is pretty terrible, but it’s worse at Microsoft, Facebook, and Google

32.5%

Only 32.5% of employees at Microsoft are women or minorities, according to Axios.

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Microsoft
32.5%

Share of women and minorities in the workforce

Microsoft
32.5%

Microsoft is the worst of the lot. Only about a third of its workforce is comprised of women and underrepresented minorities.

Microsoft
32.5%

The share of female employees at Microsoft decreased between 2015 and 2016, while the share of underrepresented minorities increased slightly.

Microsoft
32.5%

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.

Microsoft
32.5%

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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