Half of Twit­ter’s global work­force to be women by 2025

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SAN FRAN­CISCO: Twit­ter has set the tar­get of hav­ing at least half of its global work­force to be con­sti­tuted by women by 2025.

Cur­rently women con­sti­tute 42.2 per cent of fits global work­force, ac­cord­ing to the so­cial me­dia firm’s lat­est “In­clu­sion & Di­ver­sity re­port.”

As the #Black­LivesMat­ter move­ment con­tin­ues to gain mo­men­tum, Twit­ter has also set goal for 2025 of hav­ing at least 25 per cent of its over­all US work­force be un­der­rep­re­sented mi­nori­ties – at least 10 per cent of which will be Black.

About 6.3 per cent of Twit­ter’s US work­force were Black by Au­gust this year, the so­cial me­dia plat­form said.

“These num­bers aren’t nearly big enough, es­pe­cially in tech­ni­cal and lead­er­ship roles, but they do show that Twit­ter strives to be a leader of our in­dus­try when it comes to rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Black em­ploy­ees,” Dalana Brand, Twit­ter’s Head of In­clu­sion & Di­ver­sity, wrote in a blog post. Twit­ter said it wants ev­ery worker, re­gard­less of lo­ca­tion or job, to un­der­stand their role in cre­at­ing a cul­ture where ev­ery­one is em­pow­ered to bring their full au­then­tic selves to work, ex­pe­ri­ence be­long­ing, and do the best work of their ca­reer.

“It’s one of the first mes­sages we de­liver to all new Tweeps on Day One in #FlightS­chool, our new hire ori­en­ta­tion,” Brand said.

It also em­pow­ers work­ers with cour­ses like “Healthy Con­ver­sa­tions” (how to re­spect­fully nav­i­gate tough top­ics in the work­place), “Words Mat­ter” (how to spot and in­ter­rupt mi­croag­gres­sions), and “Ally­ship @ Twit­ter” (how to be an ally to un­der­rep­re­sented peo­ple).

Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twit­ter

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