How we’re building a culture of respect at Google
Today we published our 10th Diversity Annual Report, which shares our progress this past year to build a Google that reflects and embraces the diversity of our global society. This year’s report shows we’ve reached two significant milestones in our work.
We’ve achieved our racial equity commitment goal of increasing leadership representation of Black, Latino and Native American Googlers by 30% – three years ahead of our 2025 aim. And we have the highest-ever representation of women in tech, non-tech and leadership roles globally and in the U.S.
We’ve continued to drive promising momentum on other important workforce representation goals, all around the world, including the highest representation ever for our Black and Latino Googlers in the U.S. and a record-high percentage of women hired into leadership positions in Asia Pacific.
We’re motivated by how far we’ve come, the lessons we’ve gained and all the important work that remains.
2023 has asked us to meet a difficult moment of change for our workplace and industry. But what hasn’t changed is the core of our continued diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts: respect for everyone. This work isn’t about a series of moments throughout any one year — it’s about supporting people, just as they are, wherever they may be. Here’s how we are focusing our work this year.
Efforts to help Googlers around the world stay and thrive
We’ll continue toward our 2025 representation and workplace diversity goals, zooming in on what’s working in how we hire, develop and retain our workforce, and doubling down in those efforts to build sustainable equity across Google.
One way we’re doing this is through the work led by our Stay and Thrive team, which offers tailored support to Googlers from historically underrepresented communities to help them navigate and grow in the workplace. Using insights, data and best practices gathered from their work, the team will expand their coaching and offerings in 2023 for Googlers outside the United States.
Community partnerships inside and outside Google
We’re continuing to work closely with and learn from our many Employee Resource Groups and community and academic organizations. Together, we’re improving our capacity to shape inclusive and equitable experiences and outcomes for underrepresented communities.
Our partnerships are going deeper this year to create positive change throughout society. For example, we’re continuing our work with Spelman College to unveil this year the first-ever database on the experiences of underrepresented women in STEM. This project’s goal is to humanize and ground the public conversation about underrepresented women leading, working and studying in these fields.
Continuous work toward racial equity
Building racial equity in and outside our workplace takes constant effort and focus — and 2023 will be no different. As one example, we’ll continue to invest in Amigo@Google, our first onboarding program designed specifically for executive Latino Googlers, connecting them with experienced Latino executives at the company to network, build community and support open dialogue.
Plus, our Tech Equity Collective announced last month the 16 organizations selected for their 2023 Impact Fund, which will provide them support to connect more Black technical talent to career pathways through training and career development.
Over the past 10 years since we’ve been sharing our Diversity Annual Report, we’ve been able to learn and make promising inroads to better serving Googlers and people around the world who use our products every day. And we’ll look to each day over the next 10 years and beyond as an opportunity to take our impact farther.