Amazon has released data on their racial and gender makeup. As of Dec 31, the company is 31.4% female, 7.2% black, and 47% White. The senior leadership is 22.8% female, and 3.8% Black. It’s also 70.% White. The company wants to double Black leadership in 2021, and increase women in senior technical roles by 30%.
Why do we care?
So compared with this podcast’s own Q1 leadership diversity report, Amazon is outperforming the IT industry. A percentage and a half on Black leadership, and 14 percent less white leaders. It’s about 3% better on female leadership.
This is becoming a data driven conversation. In my mind, that’s very positive. Are you participating?