LinkedIn Joins Google, Reveals Employee Gender, Diversity Gap

(Mashable.com) LinkedIn released employee demographic data for the first time on Thursday, revealing a workforce that is mostly male, and mostly white.

Of LinkedIn's 5400-plus total employees, 61% are male, and CEO Jeff Weiner said Thursday atThomas Friedman's Next New World Conference in San Francisco that 82% of the company's tech positions are currently filled by men. Ethnically speaking, 53% of LinkedIn's U.S. workforce is white, and 38% is Asian.

That means that black, hispanic and other ethnic groups make up less than 10% of the company's U.S. employees.

"We're not where we'd like to be," said Weiner. "We want and can do better than [what we're doing]."

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