Tech Giant Microsoft hires more women post LinkedIn acquisition

San Francisco: The Tech Giant Microsoft has revealed that 27.3 percent of its globally employed workforce are women and that the company has increased its women workforce with the addition of its acquisition of LinkedIn.
In a blog post, Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer at Microsoft, on Tuesday has said prior to LinkedIn acquisition by Microsoft the company had employed 25.9 percent women globally against last year’s 25.8 percentage.
She said, “Excluding the phone manufacturing business wind-down where female representation was higher than our average, female representation in our global workforce increased by 0.9 percent, reflecting much of the emphasis and work we’ve placed on diversity and inclusion.”
“In the US, our combined representation of African-American/black employees is 3.9 percent. Representation of Hispanic/Latin employees is 5.6 percent. These compare to last year’s numbers for Microsoft alone of 3.7 percent and 5.5 percent respectively.”
Microsoft had acquired the professional social network LinkedIn 11 month back for $26 billion.
She stated the representation of women for technical roles in the company has increased from 17.5 to 19.0 percent while the percentage of women in leadership positions increased from 17.9 to 19.1 percent by offering 40,000 girls the opportunity to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Hogan posted, “Our board of directors continues to be among the most diverse of any company in technology today, with women and ethnic minorities nominated on this year’s proxy representing six of our 14 positions.”
“Our journey to build a more diverse and inclusive culture continues, and when it comes to our diverse representation, we know that we still have a long way to go. We are committed to improving and learning,” Hogan added.
Earlier social app Facebook had reported that women workforce has increased from 33 percent to 35 percent this year while Google reported 31 percent of women workforce.