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Diversity in Tech Ep. 2/8 | Diversity Workforce Reports

Afternoon, Thursday. Welcome to back to the Try Catch Essentials Newsletter. Each month we curate mus
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Diversity in Tech Ep. 2/8 | Diversity Workforce Reports
By Kerry from Try Catch • Issue #4 • View online
Afternoon, Thursday.
Welcome to back to the Try Catch Essentials Newsletter.
Each month we curate must-reads concerning an important topic.
The November topic of Try Catch Essentials is Diversity in Tech.
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In this edition, we’ll be looking at a selection of the most recent Diversity Workforce Reports from FAANG+.
This is a data-rich issue, but as we mentioned in the last issue, it’s important to know what we’re working with - quantification is fundamental to the scientific method which affects how we collect and interpret data.
Diversity Workforce Reports have all but become compulsory for these tech giants since 2014 - in this newsletter, we’re highlighting the data that these companies have voluntarily published.
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Up-to-Date Diversity Reports
Below, you’ll find several Try Catch created charts, populated with data from each company’s most up-to-date official Diversity Workforce Reports.
Amazon does not publish their tech workforce demographics, so they have not been included in our charts.
Data Collected 06/11/2019 | Non-binary indentification was not reported.
Data Collected 06/11/2019 | Non-binary indentification was not reported.
We’ve excluded Twitter because their Diversity Report consisted of only U.S.-populated data.
Data Collected 06/11/2019 | + denotes additional identities grouped included for plotting
Data Collected 06/11/2019 | + denotes additional identities grouped included for plotting
The ethnicity chart totals under 100 because datasets did not present their distributions in a uniform manner - for reference clarity: our chart has omitted fields not populated by each company’s individual report.
We’ve included these data plots because of the inconsistencies of how each company defines their value qualifiers and populates their respective charts - making it difficult to incorporate them together on a single, easy-to-read chart.
What we have found comparing these two datasets is that self-identifying white males are still over represented in the most recent overall workforce distribution reports.
The Essential Read is deft at synthesizing the data into digestible prose and also includes a 2014/2019 comparison in their charts, ostensibly from the same dataset we accessed.
As the industry continues to move forward on the Diversity and Inclusion fronts, the self-reporting of companies as well as external organization is integral to the accountability of these measures.
The official reports vary greatly in length, density, value qualifiers, and datasets making comparative conclusions incredibly difficult to conceptualize.
However, if seeing the numbers and diving through these reports sounds like a good ol’ time, you’ll find the reports linked near the bottom of the newsletter.
The Essential Read
Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports - and Little Progress
The Additional Reads
Diversity in Tech via Information is Beautiful
5 Year Impact Report via Tech Inclusion
Official Diversity Reports by Company:
Who to Follow
Wayne Sutton is the co-founder of Change Catalyst and Tech Inclusion, both were created with the intent of promoting diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. This year, Wayne co-founded The Icon Project, with the mission to build emotionally intelligent Black and Brown men within the tech industry. He has been recognized by numerous publications and is regarded as a tech diversity and inclusion space thought-leader. You can follow him on linkedin, twitter, and instagram.
Next Up
We’ll be in your inbox again Monday morning at 9:10 discussing Diversity in VC Funding.
We’ll peak into the diversity published diversity reports and introduce another Essential Read about the topic.
Stay Connected
Feedback is incredibly important to us, hit reply or email kerry@trycatch.tech with any comments, suggestions, or to ask for a list of radically contrasting disambiguations of the D&I initialism.
See you Monday!
~Kerry
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