News

YouTube closes in on female employment milestone with women approaching one third of staff

YouTube closes in on female employment milestone with women approaching one third of staff

YouTube is close to hitting an important milestone in its quest for parity between the sexes after revealing that close to one third of its total workforce are now women.

Many of the gains have been made since the elevation of Susan Wojcicki to the role of chief executive, who has seen the proportion of women rise from 24 to 30 per cent under her watch, although she concedes that there is still ‘a lot of work to do’.

Writing in Vanity Fair, Wojicki said: “Fortunately, there is a solution that has been proved to address gender discrimination in all its forms, both implicit and explicit: hiring more women.”

By way of comparison, Google states that women now account for 31% of its workforce, a single percentage point higher than the equivalent figure reported in 2014.

Sexism has become a hot button topic in the tech industry following allegations of malpractice at Uber.

Get the Newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest news and insights.

Subscribe

John Glenday

John Glenday is responsible for compiling The Drum's daily morning bulletin and ensuring that overnight breaking news is covered while you're still brushing your teeth. Can also make a mean cup of tea.

All by John