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Google discloses the lack of diversity in its workforce




Google released data this week showing that its workforce is overwhelmingly white and male.
Google released data this week showing that its workforce is overwhelmingly white and male.
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Google may be one of the most influential and powerful companies in the world, but its workforce of 50,000 doesn't really reflect that global reach.

The company released data this week showing that its employees are overwhelmingly white and male, with African American and Hispanics making up just 2 and 3 percent respectively. Women make up just 30 percent of their workforce.

Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President for People Operations at Google said:

"We’re not where we want to be when it comes to diversity. And it is hard to address these kinds of challenges if you’re not prepared to discuss them openly, and with the facts.  All our diversity efforts, including going public with these numbers, are designed to ensure Google recruits and retains many more women and minorities in the future."

For more on the tech giant's plans to diversify, we're joined by Freada Kapor Klein, co-founder of the Kapor Center for Social Impact. Google is partnering with the Kapor Center to improve diversity at the company.