Women make up 1 in 5 employees at top 25 Silicon Valley firms
Women make up 19.6% of the workforce in the top 25 Silicon Valley technology companies, according to a new report from HiringSolved. The female representation in the workforce was up slightly from 2015, when women accounted for 18.4% of the workforce.
The firm took a look at companies such as Google, HP Enterprises, VMware, Intel, Apple, Cisco and Salesforce, among others. Google, Netflix, Intuit, eBay and Twitter are leading the pack when it comes to diversity, the study found.
HiringSolved pulled figures for the top 25 Silicon Valley tech companies, determined by annual revenue, and used its artificial intelligence software to analyze the companies for signs of diversity. The software looked for identifiers of gender, ethnicity and age by searching online for public resumes and social profiles.
After releasing statistics showing a general lack of diversity among their workers, several tech companies, including Microsoft, Intel and HP, vowed to double their efforts at promoting more diverse workplaces. Those efforts have now shown slight improvement.
The firm found Google was the most diverse company, where one-third of its staff are women, followed by Netflix, where 27% of its staff are women. NVIDIA was the least diverse with 8.3% women in its workforce.
The study also found female representation in the board room is on the rise, at 20.3% this year. Cisco led the pack, where 42.8% of its C-suite are women, followed by Yahoo. Companies with the least number of women C-suite members include Tesla and Sanmina, which both have no women in the C-suite.
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