Twitter Commits To Increase Percentage Of Women In Company To 35%

Twitter Inc. said Friday that it would increase the percentage of women in the company to 35% and the percentage of women in leadership roles to 25%, among other diversity goals. Twitter has been criticized for its lack of females in leadership and mostly white team. Its 2015 numbers show that 66% of its staff is male and 34% is female worldwide, with its leadership made up of 78% men and 22% women. Overall, 59% of the company is white and 31% is Asian, with smaller percentages of other minorities. Twitter also pledged to increase the percentage of women in tech roles to 16% and overall underrepresented minorities to 11%. Shares of Twitter were up less than 1% in mid-day trade Friday.

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