Google's 2014 'mea culpa,' in which it publicly owned up to its startling lack of workforce diversity and vowed to change, set off a firestorm in Silicon Valley and sparked a welcome conversation in the IT industry. By May of 2015, when Google released its (largely unchanged) demographics, many other IT heavyweights had joined in, pledging to increase their own workforce diversity and publicize data to hold themselves accountable to applicants, employees and customers.
Here, CIO.com gathers global gender representation data and U.S.-based workforce ethnicity data on eight Silicon Valley stalwarts to gauge just how successful these diversity initiatives have been.
The number of employees is either reported from the companies themselves, or is available through public records or publicly available stockholder information.
Data on gender and race/ethnicity is compiled from each company's self-reporting.
Data on gender is measured globally, while race/ethnicity data applies to the U.S. workforce only due to differing privacy/reporting/census reporting statues.