Facebook’s fifth annual diversity report shows slow improvement


Facebook’s annual diversity report is out, and if you’ve been following these for the past few years, you already know what to expect: small improvements that, while welcome, are still an indication that bigger change in employee diversity at the company may demand a different approach to what Facebook has been doing so far.

It’s not that Facebook isn’t getting better at hiring more women and minorities — once again, the company has improved in overall diversity by both gender and race across the board. Female representation in senior leadership went up 2 percent from last year to 30 percent, and up 1.3 percent to 36.3 percent across the entire company.

Black employees have grown from 2…

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