Microsoft says much work remains to be done despite increase in number of women staff

Microsoft has released diversity stats showing that it has increased the number of its women staff, but says that there's still much work to be done.

ANI| Last Updated: Oct 05, 2014, 00:23 AM IST

Washington: Microsoft has released diversity stats showing that it has increased the number of its women staff, but says that there's still much work to be done.

CNET reports women now comprise 29 percent of Microsoft's worldwide workforce, up from 24 percent over the past year, according to new figures released by the company.

Microsoft Executive Vice President of Human Resources Lisa Brummel in an email to her staff said that though progress is being made in diversifying the workforce, a lot of work needed to be done.

The company also shared separate new data showing that the number of Microsoft senior executive women and minorities rose from 24 percent to 27 percent in the past year, while the percentage of women and minorities on the Microsoft board of directors shot up from 33 percent to 40 percent compared with last year.

At present, Microsoft's workforce comprises of 60.6 percent Caucasian, 28.9 percent Asian, 5.1 percent Hispanic/Latino, 3.5 percent American/African Black, 1.2 percent multiracial, .5 percent American Indian/Alaskan native and .3 percent Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.