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Twitter the latest tech company to admit it has a diversity problem: Just 10% of its tech employees are women

Andrew Sadauskas /

Social media giant Twitter is the latest in a string of Silicon Valley tech giants, including LinkedIn and Google, to admit it has a problem with gender and ethnic diversity.

The company revealed that while men make up half of their non-tech workforce, they make up 79% of leadership positions and an astounding 90% of all tech-related employees at the company.

The disparity in leadership and tech roles sees women make up just 30% of the company’s overall workforce.

In terms of ethnic diversity, 59% of staff identify as white, 29% as Asian, 2% as Black, 3% as from two or more races and 3% as Hispanic or Latino.

In an official blog post, Twitter vice president of diversity and inclusion Janet Van Huysse says the company has “a lot of work to do”.

“We have a number of employee-led groups putting a ton of effort into the cause: WomEng (women in engineering), SWAT (super women at Twitter), TwUX (Twitter women in design), Blackbird (Tweeps of color), TwitterOpen (LGBTQ folks) and Alas (Latino and Latina employees),” said Van Huysse.

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Andrew Sadauskas

Andrew Sadauskas is a former journalist at SmartCompany and a former editor of TechCompany.

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