Diversity

Indiegogo Diversity Report: Lots of Women, But Also Lots of White People

Leadership roles are zero percent African-American.

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo released a diversity report this morning outlining their company’s gender and racial make-up. 

We were pleased to see Indiegogo’s staff has a nearly equal male-female split — 55 percent male, and 45 percent female. While men greatly outnumber women in tech-related jobs at the company, at least the gender breakdown in leadership roles is pretty good — 43 percent women, and 57 percent men.

(Indiegogo)

(Indiegogo)

But like other major tech companies, Indiegogo is pretty weak when it comes to racial diversity. The majority (64 percent) of its staff is white, 23 percent is Asian, and a measly eight and two percent is Hispanic and African American, respectively. The racial breakdown is even more imbalanced when it comes to leadership roles, 86 percent of which are occupied by white people, and none of which are occupied by African Americans.

(Indiegogo)

(Indiegogo)

“We have more work to do,” the company’s blog post states, “and by ensuring our recruiting and retention practices are both inclusive and scalable as we grow, we know we’ll get there.”

We’re getting a little sick of tech companies simply saying they “have more work to do.” Can they all just do it already, instead of devoting their efforts to random junk like this?

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