SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Microsoft Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre on Wednesday released Microsoft's 2020 Diversity and Inclusion report, showing that the company has achieved some modest gains in diverse representation since last year.
Women now represent 28.6 percent of the global Microsoft workforce, an increase of 1.0 percentage point since last year, according to the report.
Black or African American employees represent 4.9 percent of the U.S. workforce, up 0.3 percentage point since 2019, and only 2.9 percent of managers, 2.6 percent of directors, and 2.9 percent of partners + executives in the company.
Hispanic and Latinx employees represent 6.6 percent of the U.S. workforce, up 0.3 percentage point since 2019, and only 5.4 percent of managers, 4.8 percent of directors, and 4.4 percent of partners + executives.
Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander employees represent 0.7 percent of the U.S. workforce, and this number has remained the same since last year.
Asian employees, which include more than a dozen different ethnic groups, represent 34.7 percent of the U.S. workforce, an increase of 1.6 percentage points compared to 2019, the report showed.
"We see clear opportunity to improve representation across all levels and roles, especially for Black and African American and Hispanic and Latinx employees," McIntyre said.
According to a survey of Microsoft's employees in the United States, 6.1 percent self-identify as having a disability, the report said.
The data reflects Microsoft only. It does not include its broader family of companies such as LinkedIn, GitHub, nor does it include new acquisitions and joint ventures, the company said.
Microsoft started publicly sharing its annual workforce demographics in 2014. This year's report reflects the trends and learnings over the company's five most recent demographic data disclosures. Enditem