Last year, Microsoft pledged that by 2025 the number of Black and Latinx managers and executives working at the company would be double what it is now. So far, its biggest success is with the increased number of junior managers, or those below director level, with Microsoft noting it is 64% toward reaching the 2025 goal for Black employees.
For those Black staff above director level, Microsoft is 36% from reaching its goal. For Latinx employees, Microsoft is 21% and 20% toward its 2025 goal of having managers from this cohort below director level and above director level, respectively.
Microsoft’s most recent diversity report from October last year notes that Black employees made up 4.9% of its U.S. workforce, up from 0.3% in 2019. Latinx employees represented 6.6% of its U.S. workforce. The company’s numbers for Black and Latinx managers and directors were lower.