Microsoft Releases EEO Information

Microsoft has released their Equal Employment Opportunity information showing the breakdown of minorities and woman in their ranks. While I’d love to see women and minorities rank higher, I would much rather see hiring practices show that they hired the best person for the job – through experience, education and knowledge.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella released diversity statistics on Microsoft, to make good on a promise Nadella made to Reverend Jesse Jackson to release the company’s EEO-1 (Equal Opportunity form which breaks down race, ethnicity and gender of workforces by job classification) on December 3rd, 2014. Microsoft released a report saying women made up 29% of Microsoft, but civil rights activists pushed the company to release the EE0-1, which contains more accurate information.