We want the makeup of our company to reflect the vast range of people who use Twitter. Doing so will help us build a product to better serve people around the world. While we’ve already been working towards internal diversity goals at different levels of the company, I’m very pleased to report that we are now setting company-wide diversity goals — and we’re sharing them publicly.
We considered simply setting company-wide hiring goals, but we don’t want to stop at that. If our aim is to build a company we can really be proud of — one that’s more inclusive and diverse — we need to make sure it’s a great place for both new and current employees to work and to grow. That’s why these new goals focus on increasing the overall representation of women and underrepresented minorities throughout the whole company.
Furthermore, it’s important to define what these changes will yield a year from now. We’re holding ourselves accountable to these measurable goals, as should you.
Here are the representations goals we’ve set for 2016:
Last year, we voluntarily shared our ethnic and diversity data and committed to diversity as a critical business issue. Since then, we’ve expanded our efforts, launching a number of programs and partnerships to help move the needle both at Twitter and, to the extent possible, across our industry. These include:
As we look ahead, we see opportunity rather than a challenge: an opportunity to build a platform and a company that will better serve the diverse community on Twitter and the increasingly diverse one at Twitter.
Today we’ve outlined what we believe progress should look like. We expect to come back to you next year and show we’ve delivered, and to be held accountable to it!
We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you share our passion for giving everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers, please apply here.
Where we are today:
Click here to see our 2014 EEO-1 report.
Did someone say … cookies?