Google Diversity Data Released: Workforce Mostly White and Male

Five percent of Googlers are Black or Latino.

Posted: 05/29/2014 01:08 PM EDT
Google Diversity Data Released: Workforce Mostly White and Male

After previously resisting to release data on their workforce, Google Inc. has released the numbers, revealing that, in the company, employees are 70 percent male and 60 percent white.

Just 2 percent of their workforce is Black and 3 percent are Latino; 30 percent are women, according to the data put out Wednesday.

"Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity, and it’s hard to address these kinds of challenges if you’re not prepared to discuss them openly, and with the facts," Google Inc. senior vice president Laszlo Bock wrote in the company blog.

Google is investing in education as a solution to increasing the recruitment of women, Blacks and Latinos. 

Bock writes:

Among other things, since 2010 we’ve given more than $40 million to organizations working to bring computer science education to women and girls. And we’ve been working with historically black colleges and universities to elevate coursework and attendance in computer science. For example, this year Google engineer Charles Pratt was in-residence at Howard University, where he revamped the school’s Intro to CS curriculum.

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