Twitter announced that it met or exceeded many of its diversity and inclusion goals for 2018 revealing that the company currently employee percentages consist of 40.2 percent female, 4.5 percent African-American and 3.9 percent Latinx.
At the leadership level, Twitter’s representation of women, Latin Americans and African-Americans also improved. Its latest diversity report shows that 45.7 percent of all new hires in 2018 were women, an increase from 32.5 percent in 2017 and 30 percent in 2016.
“With overall women and black representation up 1.8 and 1.1 percentage points, respectively in 2018, and positive hiring and retention trends, we believe we’re on track to achieve our 2019 targets for both of these demographics,” the micro-blogging platform said. “Beyond these three demographics, we continue to actively track and support representation across our workforce,” .
The company also announced the promotion of Dalana Brand to Vice President of People Experience and Head of Diversity and Inclusion.
Leslie Berland, Twitter’s Chief Marketing Officer said that they are also “conducting pay equity and promotion analyses.” Twitter will share the results of the study.
Now, Twitter is focusing on increasing female, black and Latinx representation. By 2019, Twitter aims to be 43 percent female, 5 percent Latinx and 5 percent black.