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Embracing Change Through Inclusion: Meta’s 2022 Diversity Report

Embracing Change Through Inclusion: Meta’s 2022 Diversity Report

Since 2014, we’ve publically reported our diversity metrics and shared our plans to better support underrepresented people in our workforce and through our products. Today, we’re releasing our 2022 Annual Diversity Report and sharing highlights below. We’re also sharing how we’re putting diversity, equity and inclusion at the forefront of our work toward the metaverse by building products with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

The Impact of Remote Work on Diversity

We’ve shifted our approach to work, and now, working at Meta isn’t limited by geography — approximately 75% of teams at Meta are working across multiple locations.

Approximately 75% of teams at Meta are working across multiple locations.

For the first time, we’re hiring individuals who are fully remote and working from locations where we don’t have offices, increasing the diversity of our candidate pool and workforce.

Over the past year, we’ve seen that: 

  • US candidates who accepted remote job offers were substantially more likely to be Black, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, veterans and/or people with disabilities.

  • Globally, candidates who accepted remote job offers were more likely to be women.

It’s not only about getting people in the door – it’s about making sure they can thrive at Meta, which is why we’re continuing to empower our employees with flexibility and benefits that match their evolving needs.

 

Our Workforce and Leadership Diversity Continue to Grow

In 2019 and 2020, we set ambitious five-year goals to increase representation in our workforce, and the latest numbers reflect meaningful progress.

  • 50-in-5 Update: In 2019, we committed to doubling the number of Black and Hispanic employees in the US and the number of women in our global workforce by 2024. We met and exceeded that goal for each of those groups – two years ahead of schedule – and we are working to continue improving these gains. Since 2019:

    • We have doubled the number of Black and Hispanic employees in the US. 

    • We have doubled the number of women in our global workforce.

  • We also challenged ourselves to raise the number of underrepresented people to at least 50% of our global workforce. As of June 30, 2022:

    • People with disabilities now represent 6.2% of our US workforce, up from 4.7% in 2021.

    • Based on voluntary self-identification, veterans represent 2.3% of our US workforce and members of the LGBTQ+ community make up 10.0%.

    • Underrepresented people make up 46.7% of our global workforce, up from 45.6% in 2021.

  • 30-in-5 Update: In 2020, we challenged ourselves to increase the number of US based leaders (Director-level employees and above) who are people of color by 30%. As of this year:

    • Through promotions and hiring, we are on track to achieve (and in some cases exceed) our ambitious goal to increase the representation of all people of color in leadership positions in the US by 30% by 2025.

    • As an example, so far we have increased Black employee leadership by 44.1% since 2020.

Beyond our 50-in-5 and 30-in-5 goals, we continue to increase the number of women in leadership roles. Women now represent 36.7% of our global leadership.

 

 

Report By: Maxine Williams, Chief Diversity Officer