Twitter recently revealed that the company surpassed many of its self-imposed workforce goals for 2017 in regards to diversity and inclusion. According to TechCrunch, the Tech company finished the year with 38.4% female and 12.5% minority representation. Both are increases from 2016 which saw the company with a 37% female and 11% minority workforce.
At the leadership level, Twitter went from 30 percent female in 2016 to 32.5 percent female in 2017, and underrepresented minorities now account for 10.1 percent of employees at the leadership level, compared to just 6 percent in 2016.
With the success of its yearly diversity and inclusion goals, Twitter is now expanding its initiative to include two-year goals which will enable Twitter to “develop specific programming, and adapt our strategies along the way.” The company will still release yearly diversity and inclusion reports. For its next goal (2019), the company is looking to increase its percentage of women and minorities to 43% females, 5% black and 5% Latinx.