We’re accountable to our commitments
Our 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Report tracks our progress on our commitments to increase diversity and foster inclusion at Microsoft and in our broader communities. This year’s report also details our response to the pandemic, investment in allyship, and commitments to address racial injustice.
Five years of positive representation trend
For the fifth year in a row, our demographic data shows modest gains in representation for women and racial and ethnic minorities as a whole. However, we hope to see more improvement, and these data help inform our efforts to reach out to support communities and refine our work.
Disability representation data
Disability is a strength. It is imperative that we continue to actively work to hire talent with disabilities and bring their expertise into our processes, products, and culture at every level. For the first time, we share data on the number of US employees who self-identify as a person with a disability.
Equal pay for women
Women in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom combined earn $1.00 for every $1.00 earned by men for substantially similar work in these combined geographies.
Our 2020 survey results indicate that 88% of employees reported positive sentiments when it comes to factors like authenticity, belonging, and a belief in Microsoft’s commitment to diversity.
Our different experiences connect us
We engage and connect to communities inside and outside Microsoft through several opportunities in partnership with our nine Employee Resource Groups.
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM)
Founded in 1989, our first employee resource group, BAM, has led investment in programs like the BAM scholarships and Minority Student Day, an outreach event it hosts annually to educate students on careers in the tech industry. BAM also partners with community organizations across its 15 chapters.
The Global LGBTQI+ Employees and Allies at Microsoft (GLEAM) employee resource group, provides support, advocacy, networking opportunities, external outreach to community non-profits, and promotes education within Microsoft. GLEAM also actively helps to attract, retain and develop LGBTQI+ people and raises awareness about the LGBTQI+ community to increase ally engagement.
Disability at Microsoft
Representing employees with conditions such as hearing loss, blindness, visual impairments, ADD, mobility disabilities, and dyslexia, the Microsoft Disability employee resource group drives internal visibility and collaborates with product teams to design, develop, and build accessible, inclusive products.
Military at Microsoft
Military at Microsoft advocates for current and former military members, spouses, and supporters worldwide. The group works closely with Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) to provide transitioning service members and veterans with critical technology career skills.
Asians at Microsoft
Representing 17 ethnicity groups, the mission of the Asians employee resource group is to accelerate the advancement of Asian employees at Microsoft, increase the community’s influence, and build a network of camaraderie and support within the community and with allies.
Families at Microsoft
The Families employee resource group provides resources, shared experiences and information, and serves as a voice of support for our diverse families across Microsoft. Signature events include Bring Your Kids to Work Day and the annual MS Adoption Fair.
The Hispanic/Latinx employee resource group (HOLA) serves as a resource for promoting products and services to Hispanic and Latinx communities and organizations worldwide. The group also helps inspire future Hispanic and Latinx employees and advance the careers of current ones.
Women at Microsoft
Women at Microsoft actively helps to attract, retain, and develop women around the world. Its programs focus on sparking girls’ interest in technology careers, supporting women-focused initiatives and organizations, and providing career and professional development resources for women once they are employees at Microsoft.
As the ninth and newest employee resource group, Indigenous at Microsoft strives to honour, share and celebrate Indigenous cultures within and beyond Microsoft while shaping inclusive technology to empower future generations.