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Netflix discloses its first diversity inclusion report: women make up half of its workforce

The number of Black employees in the U.S. doubled in the last three years to 8% of Netflix's workforce and 9% of its leadership (director level and above)

Netflix “DJs and Discussions” virtual event with African professionals who are redefining representation in African storytelling. Netflix/Courtesy

The streaming giant Netflix on Thursday shared its first inclusion report, a snapshot of diversity representation within the company and how it plans to increase it, and cultivate a community of belonging and allyship.

According to Netflix, women make up half of its workforce (47.1%), including at the leadership level: directors and above (47.8%), vice presidents (43.7%) and senior leadership (47.6%).

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Nearly half of Netflix’s U.S. workforce (46.4%) and leadership (42.0%, director level and above) are made up of people from one or more underrepresented racial and/or ethnic backgrounds, including Black, Latinx or Hispanic, Indigenous, Middle Eastern, Asian, and Pacific Islander backgrounds. 

The number of Black employees in the U.S. doubled in the last three years to 8% of Netflix’s workforce and 9% of its leadership (director level and above). Full Netflix’s report is available here.

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Netflix also presented highlights to find ways to narrow down gaps in representation:

  • Hiring more inclusively;
  • Creating access for emerging talent;
  • Building diverse networks;
  • Equitable Pay;
  • Inclusive Benefits.
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