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Diversity of Senior Management

A couple weeks ago, we reported on the demographic diversity of tech companies. We got extremely helpful feedback - thank you for your comments! - so this week, we’re extending the analysis by including gender and filtering to senior management.

Revelio Labs

6/23/20

A couple weeks ago, we reported on the demographic diversity of tech companies. We got extremely helpful feedback - thank you for your comments! - so this week, we’re extending the analysis by including gender and filtering to senior management.

Using social security, census, voter registration, and job title data, we’re able to classify names by gender and ethnicity, and classify positions by seniority. Below are those distributions in tech:

Below are those distributions for the largest tech companies, for only the most senior employees:

And finally, below are those joint distributions, to give a complete view of the demographics of senior employees:

Key Takeaways:

  • Differences in gender and ethnicity distributions are most dramatic within senior management.
  • Representation among senior management drops most dramatically for female employees.
  • The effect of being from two minority groups is smaller than what would be expected if the effects were independent.

If you have any ideas of other metrics to track or would like to hear more, please feel free to reach out to us.

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