Tesla published its diversity report for the first time on Friday. The company comes clean by revealing it’s diversity numbers.
The reports reveal that the company’s leadership workforce has 83% male and 59% white people. And considering the overall work staff, men represent 79% whereas women represent only 20% of all its 50,000 employees.
“While women are historically underrepresented in the tech and automotive industries, we recognize we have work to do in this area,” the report states. “Increasing women’s representation at all levels, especially in leadership, is a top priority in 2021.”
The company also confessed in the report that Black employees are underrecognized constitute only 10% of their work staff and 4% of leadership at Tesla are Black or African-American.
“We know that our numbers do not represent the deep talent pools of Black and African American talent that exist in the US at every level,” the report states.
But this year in 2020, the company’s 12% of the newly hired employees are African-American, which is a 9% increase from 2019. But looking at the reports the company is planning to recruit more people from Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Talking about Asian employees, it makes up to 21% of Tesla’s workforce and 25% of the company’s leadership.