Netflix releases latest diversity numbers

Megan Rose Dickey
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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO - NOVEMBER 23: The Netflix logo is displayed at the entrance to Netflix Albuquerque Studios on November 23, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and Netflix co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos announced an expansion to their ABQ Studios, which was purchased in 2018, that will add 300 acres to the company's existing studios. In addition Netflix pledged an additional $1 billion production spending over the next 10 years. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

Netflix has released its first-ever diversity and inclusion report. Though, it's not the first time Netflix has shared this type of data. Netflix has shared representation numbers since 2013, but the company had not put a bow on it until now.

Worldwide, women make up 47.1% of Netflix's workforce. Since 2017, representation of white and Asian employees has been on a slow decline, while representation of Hispanic or Latinx, Black, mixed race and folks from native populations has been on the rise. In the U.S., Netflix is 8.1% Hispanic or Latinx, 8% Black and 5.1% of its employees are mixed race, while 1.3% of employees are either Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and/or from the Middle East or North Africa.

Netflix's representation of people of color at the leadership level is not perfect, but it's certainly better than that of its counterparts in the tech industry. The company's leadership team is 15.7% Asian, 9.5% Black, 4.9% Hispanic and 4.1% of Netflix's higher-ups are mixed race.

Netflix has not laid out any concrete goals, but says it's generally wanting to increase representation by hiring more inclusively and building out its recruiting networks, its VP of inclusion and diversity, Vernā Myers, said in the report. Additionally, Netflix says it wants to focus more on increasing inclusion and representation of folks outside of the U.S., as well as find a way to measure what the company called "inclusion health."