14 black women, out of almost 3,000 total employees working for Twitter, make up 0% percent of their staff! Black women and black men combined account for 2% of their workforce, but that’s surprisingly low, considering that things like Black Twitter exist and how Twitter is used as a hotline for #BlackLivesMatter related events. On the flip side, Amazon has the highest percentage of black women, sitting at 7% and Apple with 3%.
The issue here is that these tech companies lack total diversity. According to Complex, “Tech companies like Google—which in an effort to be transparent revealed last year that Black and Hispanic employees only made up five percent of its employees.” Interestingly enough, these tech companies have a higher percentages of Asian men and women, so maybe there’s something more to these statistics.
Thankfully, Apple has already taken steps to bring more women of color into the technology industry by announcing that they are going to be donating $50 million to various non-profits. “We are proud of the progress we’ve made, and our commitment to diversity is unwavering,” CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, said last week. “But we know there is a lot more work to be done.”
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Source Cited: http://www.complex.com/pop-