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EMAILED ON January 17, 2020 BY Steph Smith

About those diversity and inclusion reports: They aren’t pretty

But their existence is still a big deal.

The biggest tech companies started publishing diversity and inclusion reports about 6 years ago, but the last few years have shown some stubborn patterns.

At Google and Microsoft, for example, the percentage of black and Hispanic workers didn’t even increase by a percentage point between 2014 and 2019.

Here’s a look at how diversity at a few big companies lags behind national averages:

(Data from a The Center for Investigative Reporting report; Statista)

But… 

The public reporting of these figures is an important step toward creating more diverse workplaces.

Employers and investors are also realizing that increasing diversity can be good for business.

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