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Facebook wants minorities in STEM to be 50% of its workforce by 2024

July 11, 2019 / Rosie Bradbury

In its latest Diversity Report, published Tuesday, Facebook announced that over the next five years it plans to have at least half of its employees be from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM, including women, black, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander individuals, people with disabilities, and military veterans. It would mean doubling the number of women employed by Facebook globally as well as the number of U.S. employees who are black and Hispanic by 2024, the company's chief diversity officer said. According to Facebook's 2018 EEOC filings, white men are the most common demographic for executive or senior officials and managers, followed by white women, and Asian men. Nine of Facebook’s 1,053 executive and senior roles are held by black or African-American women, and nine are held by Hispanic or Latina women. For black and Hispanic men, the equivalent figures are 23 and 28, respectively.