Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Home Lead Story Facebook to Increase Representation of Black Leaders at Workplace

Facebook to Increase Representation of Black Leaders at Workplace

Facebook, on Wednesday, said that it will hire more Black leaders at workplace

Facing criticism over its inaction to remove hateful posts, Facebook on Wednesday released its 2020 diversity report, saying it will increase the representation of people of colour in leadership positions in the US by 30 per cent. This includes a 30 per cent increase in the representation of Black people in leadership by 2025.

Facebook said that from 2014 to 2020, US Black representation as a percentage of its workforce in non-technical roles grew from 2 per cent to almost 9 per cent.

Follow NewsGram on Quora Space to get answers to all your questions.

“The US Hispanic representation in similar roles grew from 6 per cent to almost 11 per cent, Women in leadership have grown similarly from 23 per cent to 34.2 per cent,” Maxine Williams, Chief Diversity Officer at Facebook, said in a statement. Numbers for technical roles have remained more stubborn.

“Our greatest success has been among women, with an increase from 15 per cent to 24.1 per cent. While the representation of Black and Hispanic people in technical roles has increased, from 1 per cent to 1.7 per cent for Black in Tech and from 3 per cent to 4.3 per cent for Hispanic in Tech, progress has been slower than in non-technical roles,” explained Williams.

Facebook says will hire more Black leaders at workplace
US Black representation as a percentage of Facebook’s workforce in non-technical roles grew from 2% to almost 9% from 2014 to 2020. Pixabay

Last year, Facebook said that by 2024, at least 50 per cent of its workforce will be underrepresented people.

“In doing this, we aim to double the number of women employees globally and double the number of Black and Hispanic employees in the US. When we announced this goal last year, people from underrepresented groups accounted for 43 per cent of our staff. Today, that number is up to 45.3 per cent,” informed Williams.

Also Read: 4 Ways to Improve Your Health

The starkness of the violence against the Black community captured global attention after African-American George Floyd’s public murder.

“We committed to spend $1 billion with diverse suppliers in 2021, including $100 million with Black-owned businesses — and we pledged another $100 million in grants and ad credits to Black small and medium-sized businesses, creators and non-profits in the US, among other financial investments,” the company said.

“Recovering from this pandemic will take years. Ending the centuries-old scourge of racial violence and xenophobia will take longer still. And we will continue to empower and give voice to marginalized people and communities, on and off our platform, in the years to come,” said Williams. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

8 Best Personalized Gifts For Your Beloved one

By Digital Team How would you feel when it is your anniversary and your partner gives you a customized photo album with cute quotations describing...

People Are Advised To Avoid Alcohol After Getting COVID Vaccination

Alcohol intake should be avoided after getting the first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine for some days and abstinence should also be maintained after...

90% Road Accidents Happen Due To Human Error, Claims HP Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur

People must be sensitised about ensuring road safety and obeying traffic rules as almost 90 per cent of the road accidents are caused due...

Peer Support May Be Helpful in Reducing Anxiety Problems Among Teenagers

One in three parents strongly support schools having mental health programmes like peer support leaders, a new poll suggests. The poll indicates that an...

Here’s Why People Experience Abdominal Pain While Consuming Certain Foods!

Researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. According to the researchers, up to...

Is Tandav Web Series Promoting Religious Flares? Know The Reason Behind Controversy!

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued notice to Amazon Prime, seeking its response to the complaints against its web series 'Tandav' starring Saif...

Akshay Oberoi: This Profession Can Knock You Down Multiple Times

Akshay Oberoi has been a part of Bollywood for almost a decade now. He agrees that the acting profession is difficult and can knock...

B-Town Actress Kangana Ranaut Shares Awful Thing About Nepotism

Actress Kangana Ranaut says after nepotism, the most awful thing about being an actor is going through a night shift. "Apart from nepotism and movie...

Recent Comments