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Snap’s first diversity report says only 4 percent of the company identifies as Black

by Francine Berano
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After so many years of not exposing such information, Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has decided to share its Citizen Snap Report, outlining the company’s diversity, community, and environmental efforts over the past year.

Without a surprise, more than 70 percent of Director-level jobs were held by white people. Snap is overwhelmingly staffed by white men. So where are the black?

Keep up with me to find out the exact statistics of the black working for Snap and the percentage of male and female staff of the company.

Snap’s diversity report

The report has detailed so much information about the diversity of the Snap Staff. According to The Verge, the report details the minimal growth. The 3,195-person company has made in regards to hiring people of color and women. Black and African American people only represent 4.1 percent of the entire workforce, the report states, and Hispanic / Latinx people make up 6.8 percent. Both groups account for only 3.2 percent of leadership; Black and African American people make up 2.3 percent of tech roles while Hispanic/LatinX account for 3.4 percent.

Meanwhile, women only make up 32.9 percent of Snap’s workforce, with only 16 percent in technical roles. Along with the numbers, Snap says it’s setting new goals, including doubling the number of women in tech at Snap by 2023 and doubling the number of underrepresented US racial and ethnic minorities at Snap by 2025. Long-term, the team says it wants to “reflect the racial and gender diversity (including non-binary) of the different places where we operate.”

In leadership roles, forget about it. More than 70 percent of Director-level jobs were held by white people, with 16.5 percent held by Asians, 2.6 percent held by Black/African American employees, and just 2.6 percent held by Hispanic/Latinx workers.

91 percent of employees in tech roles were either white or Asian. Ninety-one percent.

“We also collected a more inclusive DEI data set: Our first DEI Self-ID Survey enabled US-based employees to self-identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, veterans, or first generation in their family to attend college. The Self-ID data collection is voluntary, and 60 percent of our US team completed the survey. Later this year, we will begin a global rollout of this expanded data collection,” the company reported.

Snap’s first diversity report says only 4 percent of the company identifies as Black
Snap’s first diversity report says only 4 percent of the company identifies as Black
After so many years of not exposing such information, Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has decided to share its Citizen Snap Report, outlining the company’s diversity, community, and environmental efforts over the past year.
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