The tech industry is notoriously dominated by white and Asian men. But eBay’s first diversity report shows that it employs more women, blacks and Hispanics than its peers.
Forty-two percent of eBay’s staff of 33,000 workers is female, beating out LinkedIn’s 39%, Yahoo’s 37%, Facebook’s 31%, Twitter’s 30% and Google’s 30%.
eBay also reported that 7% of its U.S. employees are black and 5% are Hispanic.
But even though eBay as a whole may be more diverse than many other tech companies — it also had a female CEO, Meg Whitman, from 1998 through 2008 — there is still a huge gender gap in terms of tech jobs and leadership roles: only 24% of eBay’s tech workers are women.
And even though eBay says it has doubled the number of women promoted to leadership positions in the past three years, just 28% of those in leadership at eBay are women. (For comparison, 17% of Google’s engineers are women, and 21% of leaders are women.)
The same holds true for race. Of those working tech jobs, only 2% are black, 2% are Hispanic and 1% are multiracial. Meanwhile, 40% of those holding tech jobs are white, and 55% are Asian.
Similarly, only 5% of those in leadership positions are black, Hispanic or multiracial. A whopping 72% of the company’s leaders are white, and only 23% are Asian.
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