Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, speaks during a press event at CES 2019 on January 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Twitter pledged on Thursday to increase diversity among its leaders by targeting at least a quarter of its leaders to be under-represented minorities and women by 2025.
The company announced the new goal as part of the 25×25 Promise, an initiative by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group to increase diversity among businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.
According to the company’s latest Inclusion and Diversity report, around 13% of current Twitter executives are Black, Latin American, Indigenous, or Polycotty. Women make up 38.2% of the company’s global leadership roles, according to the report.
The company is committed to encouraging women to hold at least 41% of its global leadership roles and at least 25% of its U.S. executives to be under-represented minorities. That means employees who are Black, Latinx, Native American, Alaskan or Hawaiian / Pacific Islander or are multiracial.
Correction: In an earlier version of this story, Twitter said it had set a goal that at least a quarter of its leaders should be underrepresented minorities. The company undertakes that at least a quarter of its managers are women or underrepresented minorities.