What percent of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) users are female? That may be one of the question people are asking now as Twitter recently released its very own diversity report detailing what percentage of their workforce is female.
The diversity report from the microblogging site comes after industry giants like Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) have also released diversity reports for their workforces.
According to a newly released study from the company, they have a 30% female workforce. The workforce of the company which directly delves with technology, however, are just 10% female. In non-technology related jobs, the workforce is split 50% female and 50% male. As for the company’s leadership, it is comprised of 21% female employees and 79% male employees.
This 30% female workforce is lower or just equal to the numbers posted by the company’s colleagues in the technology sector. It is equal to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) which also has a 30% female workforce and lower than Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) [37%], Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) [37%] and LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) [39%].
In the blog post, Twitter Inc’s (NYSE:TWTR) Janet Van Huysse said that she has become Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. She also announced specific initiatives the company will be supporting to make its workforce more diverse.
“A Twitter that we can be proud of is diverse, and it’s inclusive. After leading HR at Twitter for four years, I am now honored to focus specifically on these efforts. And we have a number of employee-led groups putting a ton of effort into the cause: WomEng (women in engineering), SWAT (super women at Twitter), TwUX (Twitter women in design), Blackbird (Tweeps of color), TwitterOpen (LGBTQ folks) and Alas (Latino and Latina employees). These affinity groups are inclusive of anyone passionate about their mission, and they have done tremendous work to make Twitter a more awesome place to work,” she wrote.
So what percent of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) users are female? In terms of gender distribution in Twitter Inc’s (NYSE:TWTR) user base, it’s a woman’s world. According to some data, users of the social network are 53% female and 47% male. Most users are between the ages 15 and 25 [73.7%] years old while the next largest groups are between 26 and 35 years old and 36 to 45 years old [19.9% and 5.5% respectively].
In terms of countries where Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) users are, the United States ranks first with 50.99% of users. The United Kingdom comes next with 17.09% and Australia comes in at third with 4.09%.
Given that Twitter’s users are relatively mostly female, Huysse’s post and mission to improve diversity in the company’s workforce makes sense.