Pinterest has revealed that its 300-strong workforce is 60 percent male and 40 percent female. The revelation came as part of the diversity report that the company announced yesterday.
Except for Yahoo that recently reported almost similar male-to-female workforce ratio (62:37), the social sharing site's gender diversity is better than most of the other well-known Silicon Valley companies. Though the company is sailing in the same boat when it comes to ethnic diversity of its workforce, which is predominantly white and Asian.
50 percent of the Pinterest's workforce is composed of whites, 42 percent of Asians, while African-Americans and Hispanics make up just 1 percent and 2 percent, respectively.
"Today we're taking our latest step by giving a more holistic look at our demographics across the company. We're not close to where we want to be, but we're working on it", said Pinterest software engineer and tech lead Tracy Chou, who called for greater transparency last year about the proportion of women tech employees in the industry.
Since then, more than 150 startups have shared their women in engineering numbers, and some of the largest and most prominent tech companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and more have also published their stats.
Chou also said that the company is looking to improve its workforce diversity by working with groups like Girls Who Code, CODE2040, Girls Teaching Girls to Code, Anita Borg Institute, Hackbright Academy, and Out for Undergrad.
"While we’ve made some progress in diversifying gender at the company, we haven’t done as well in representing different ethnicities, and we’re focused on getting better", she said.