Social media network, Twitter, in a bid to have a more inclusive workforce, aims for 50 per cent of its global workforce to be made up of women by 2025, according to reports. Currently, women constitute around 42.2 per cent of Twitter’s global workforce.
The company’s Inclusion and Diversity report also lays down plans of having at least 25 per cent of its overall US workforce be underrepresented minorities, of which at least 10 per cent will be Black.
In her blog, Twitter’s Vice President, People Experience; Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Dalana Brand said, “The road to racial equality is long, but I’m proud of the steps we’ve taken to lay the foundation for us to continue to drive progress. While this blog post is mostly focused on the urgent call for change within the Black community in the US, we know that this echoes throughout our work with underrepresented groups around the world.”
She continued, “We’ve set an ambitious goal for 2025 of having at least 25% of our overall US workforce be underrepresented minorities — at least 10% of which will be Black Tweeps. These numbers aren’t nearly big enough, especially in technical and leadership roles, but they do show that Twitter strives to be a leader of our industry when it comes to the representation of Black employees”.
As the #BlackLivesMatter movement continues to grow across the world, the development comes as a positive step towards creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce.