Facebook's Senior Management Shows Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem

Facebook's top executivesCount the white men.

Photo: Mark Zuckerberg

Want to see what it’s like for women and minorities in the heartland of tech?Just take a look at Facebook’s senior management team, recently revealed in a photo posted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

It is overwhelmingly white and male—more than 75 per cent. (Some of the people in the photo are junior staffers whom we’re not counting.)

The best Facebook can say is that it’s doing better than Apple, where every single member of the senior management team is a white male.

Google does far better than either: 9 out of 21 senior leaders are either women or people of colour.

Facebook is struggling to find growth. Could that have anything to do with the fact that its leaders don’t look much like the social network’s users?

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