Microsoft addresses gender and minority pay gap, finds report

Alice Chambers
Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers on 28 October 2022
Microsoft addresses gender and minority pay gap, finds report
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Microsoft has released its 2022 Global Diversity & Inclusion Report, which details the representation of its workforce across the world.

According to the report, the technology firm has diversified its staff since its 2021 report by employing and promoting more female staff, as well as individuals from minority groups.

Female employees now make up more than 30 per cent of Microsoft’s core workforce worldwide, having increased by one per cent since 2021. Women that are based in the USA and who are eligible for rewards also earn $1.007 for every $1.000 earned by their male counterparts with the same job title. Outside of the USA, women earn $1.002 for every $1.000 earned by their male colleagues.

In addition, employees from racial and ethnic minority communities now make up 53.2 per cent of Microsoft’s core workforce in the USA, having increased by 1.9 per cent since 2021. 

The firm has also actively reduced the pay gap for its racial and ethnic minority employees by paying them, on average, $1.008 for every $1.000 earned by their US white employee counterparts with the same job title.

“We’re energised by our strides toward fulfilling our commitment made in 2020 to double the number of Black and African American and Hispanic and Latinx people managers, senior individual contributors and senior leaders in the US by 2025 as part of our Racial Equity Initiative,” said Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, chief diversity officer at Microsoft.

Furthermore, 7.8 per cent of Microsoft employees self-identify as having a disability and the firm aims to continue to make work accessible for these individuals.

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