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Pinterest releases workforce diversity data; not as bad as Twitter’s


Yesterday, Twitter released its employees’ gender and ethnicity data. And today, we bring you the diversity stats of Pinterest. The company has released its workforce diversity stats and they point out to the cliché of “stale, male and pale”. The tech firm has agreed to the fact that most of its workforce is dominated by white men.pinterest-workforce-diversity

The stats show that 70 percent of the users of Pinterest are women, but the staff count holds at 40 percent. When it comes to leadership, around 19 percent of the women are considered. In the technical department, the majority of people working are men. The male count in the tech department accounts for 79 percent. In general, the male percentage in the company is 40 percent.

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Out of all the 79 percent males working in Pinterest, 50 percent of them are white. This is fairly low when compared to the Twitter stat of 59 percent. The African American staff ranges from 1 percent to 2 percent.

Considering the census data of the country, around 16.3 percent of the population is dominated by Hispanic or Latino people and 12.6 percent of the population is Black or African American. Hence, it is a shocking fact that the percentage of black Americans, African men working at Pinterest results to 1 to 2 percent.

Pinterest commented on these diversity stats:

“While we’ve made some progress in diversifying gender at the company, we haven’t done as well in representing different ethnicities, and we’re focused on getting better. We still have a lot of work ahead of us to make Pinterest a global company, as we build a global product. However, we’re excited to be a part of a broader movement in the tech industry to make it a more diverse and inclusive place.”

When we searched through the popular posts on Pinterest, we hardly found any male poster. The cats also scored very well over the website and the pictures of women with flower in their hair also scored well on the website.

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Writer and editor of The Next Digit Media, he takes care of iOS, Apple, Mac and other gadgets. He worked at Apple Inc, before joining to TND Media. He was graduated in Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication Degree from Cambridge University. All posts by David

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