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Data from March 2016 Equal Employment Opporties Commission Report on Diversity in Silicon Valley Tech Firms

Below is a graph of the race and gender composition across occupation of the top 75 Silicon Valley Tech firms studied by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission.

Top Ranked 75 Silicon Valley Tech Firms Aggregated (2014)

 

Professionals

Sales

Technicians

Executives & Managers Combined

Women

30%

25%

23%

28%

Men

70%

75%

77%

72%

Asian

50%

11%

23%

36%

Black

2%

3%

11%

Less than 1%

Hispanic

4%

6%

12%

1.6%

White

41%

77%

50%

57%

Source: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Diversity in High Tech, 2016

Below is a graph of diversity in the biggest tech industries at the national level.[i]

Diversity in the Largest Tech Industries, 2014

Location

Census Designation

 

Male

Female

White

Hispanic

Black

Asian

U.S.

43.6%

56.4%

62.8%

16.9%

12.2%

4.9%

California

49.7%

50.3%

38.5%

38.6%

6.5%

14.4%

Google

72%

28%

61%

4%

2%

31%

Facebook

71%

29%

57%

4%

1%

34%

Twitter

72%

28%

60%

2%

2%

33%

Microsoft

76%

24%

61%

5%

3%

29%

Apple

71%

28%

61%

12%

8%

16%

Amazon

63%

37%

60%

9%

15%

13%

Intel

76%

24%

56%

8%

4%

31%

Source: 2014 American Community Survey, 2014 EEO-1 reports from respective companies[ii]

According to a 2014 survey by the Computing Research Association of 121 top U.S. and Canadian colleges, black students took home 4.1% of the bachelor’s degrees in computer science, information technology and computer engineering. That is double the average of African-Americans hired at the biggest tech firms. Hispanics accounted for 7.7% of the degrees, also double the average of Latinos hired at the biggest tech firms.[iii] A graph has been constructed below to highlight the potential employee pool.[iv]

Diversity of Potential Employee Pool vs. Workers in 2014

 

White

Asian

Black

Hispanic

Tech Students

58%

21%

6%

11%

Cisco

54%

36%

3%

5%

Google

61%

31%

2%

4%

Intel

56%

31%

4%

8%

LinkedIn

51%

40%

2%

4%

Microsoft

61%

29%

3%

5%

Twitter

61%

33%

2%

2%

Yahoo!

47%

43%

2%

4%

Source: Each company’s EEOC filing, 2014 Taulbee Survey | Darla Cameron/The Washington Post[v]

Link to the full report on the website of the EEOC.

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