The Business Case for Global Diversity & Inclusion
At Microsoft we recognize that markets in the U.S. and worldwide that are diverse in characteristics such as race, ethnicity, and/or gender represent a tremendous source of potential in the workplace and marketplace. The growth and youthfulness of diverse populations worldwide make them important targets as prospective employees.
Consider the following statistics:
- By the year 2050, 85 percent of the entrants into the U.S. workforce will be racial and ethnic minorities and women.
- Moreover, developing regions, such as China, Brazil, India, and Africa, make up an increasing share of the world population. They will account for approximately 88 percent of the global population by 2050.