Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is 68 Percent Male Dominated

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) just like many other tech companies are still male dominated. This is according to ‘2015 diversity report’. This report specifically noted that Facebook was about 68% male dominated. It also stated that women are not the only ones who have limited chances of being hired at Facebook but also Hispanic and blacks. Hispanic makes about 4% of Facebook employees while Blacks are about 2%.

Most tech companies’ employment data reveals that women have a very limited chance of being employed. For instance, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Google’s staff is only 30% women. Blacks and Hispanics are also limited in these companies. About 91% of the employees are whites and Asians.

Mark Zuckerberg has been a strong advocate for women employment and On January 3rd Mark Zuckerberg replied to a comment from Grandmother Darlene Hackemer Loretto, where she had stated that she encourages her granddaughters to date a nerd since he might turn out to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg response was it is better for the grandmother to encourage her granddaughters to be nerds in school since this places them in a better position of being the next successful inventors.

This comment went viral on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and got over 30,000 likes at the time it was being published. It also earned praises from the different media source. Zuckerberg supports the notion that girls can be the next great minds in technology, sciences, engineering and math.

Zuckerberg, who welcomed his daughter Maxima in November, posted a picture of himself and his wife reading Quantum Physics to their baby who was barely two years. This was seen as a move to encourage women and girls to try to be great minds.

In recent years, both Facebook and Google have come under fire for not hiring minority, but they have stated that they have developed programs that will see employment of minority. The projected Progress has been slow between 2014 and 2015. There was only 1% increase in the number of women during this period and no significant rise in the number of Blacks and Hispanic.

Sources: forbes, people