Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) releases diversity report

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has released a report about the diversity of its workforce on Tuesday, which breaks down its employees along gender and ethnicity.

Yahoo!’s workforce is predominantly male and either Asian or white. Yahoo! reported that its global operation was 85% male in technology positions and 15% female. Women accounted for a larger share of non-tech positions with 52% of the roles, despite having a white female as the head of the company: Marissa Mayer.

The company’s leadership, including vice president roles and higher, are males at 77%. At its offices in the U.S., Yahoo! reported that 50% of its employees identify as white and 39% as Asian. Around 4% of the company are Hispanics and 2% are black and multiracial workers.

The diversity at Yahoo! is very similar to Google, which claims that men account for 70% of its total workforce and 79% in leadership roles.

“These statistics are only a part of the story – Yahoo! works to ensure that our existing employees feel welcome and supported during their time at the company,” stated Yahoo! chief development officer Jackie Reses. “We have a wide range of Employee Resource Groups that serve people of diverse backgrounds and are highly engaged in their respective communities.”