Microsoft releases diversity stats before the New Year


PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL: CEO Sataya Nadella told Jesse Jackson in December that he planned to reveal the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity data.

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PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL: CEO Sataya Nadella told Jesse Jackson in December that he planned to reveal the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity data.

The company released percentages earlier this year showing women made up 29 percent of the company’s workforce, but civil rights activists have pushed companies to release the federal form, which contains more information.

The pledge came after Nadella landed at the center of a national conversation about diversity in the technology industry when he made comments suggesting women shouldn’t ask for raises, but rather wait for good “karma” to reward them.

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