Microsoft is the latest tech company to release public information on its employee diversity, and today said the percentage of its employees who are women is up compared to last year. The company said its global female workforce grew to 29 percent, up from 24 percent last year. Microsoft also said that the number women or minorities grew from 24 to 27 percent among its senior executives, and from 33 to 40 percent on its board of directors.
Women now comprise 29 percent of Microsoft’s worldwide workforce, up from 24 percent over the past year, according to new figures released by the company. Microsoft made available new diversity stats and launched a new diversity and inclusion Web site on October 3. Microsoft’s workforce is currently 60.6 percent Caucasian, 28.9 percent Asian, 5.1 percent Hispanic/Latino, 3.5 percent American/African Black, 1.2 percent multi-racial, .5 percent American Indian/Alaskan native and .3 percent Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. When looking at the Microsoft tech (vs. non-tech) workforce, the percentage of women is a lower 17.1 percent, according to Microsoft’s data.