Social Tables is committed to the recruitment, the retention, and the advancement of people of diverse backgrounds. Diversity takes on many different meanings: from gender to race and ethnicity, to age and background, or geographic origin. In our last diversity report published in 2016, we endeavored to
- Diversify our engineering team by hiring more women and minorities;
- Promote the presence of women in leadership positions;
- Increase representation of minorities in our workforce.
We are proud to present our third diversity report highlighting the progress we’ve made during 2017 toward achieving these goals. This report discusses our continued efforts to increase diversity within the tech community.
It is important to consider where people come from as we discuss diversity. This is of particular interest to Social Tables because our CEO, Dan Berger, immigrated to the US as an adolescent and believes in creating opportunities for others in similar situations. To that end, Social Tables sponsors visas for non-citizens with the desire to work in the United States. Since last year, we’ve seen a 17% increase in this area, and now 34% of our Tablers are non-citizens, immigrants, or first-generation Americans.
The average age of our workforce is 28, and 96% of Tablers were born in or after 1980. With this comes a responsibility as an employer to impart knowledge and training, which ties to one of our core values: everyday is a school day.
People of color make up 30% of the workforce at Social Tables, an increase from 26% last year. The most significant jump in hiring-a 10% increase to 26%-came from new hires who identify as Asian. Our workforce has shifted, and is now 70% Caucasian and 20% Asian.
We tipped the scales in 2017. At publishing, women comprise just over 50% of the Social Tables team, which matches the worldwide female population! This 3% increase puts us ahead of tech companies who share their diversity data.
The presence of women on the executive leadership team remained at 33%, while the number of women in management positions increased from 26% to 34%, evidence of our commitment to growing women leaders.
Our product and engineering team deserve recognition for one of our most notable successes: increasing the female presence on the team by 52% from last year. Women now comprise 35% of the product, design, and engineering team.
In summary, we are proud of the strides we’ve made toward increasing diversity at Social Tables. Through our blind hiring process for engineering apprenticeships and internships, to recruitment efforts targeting diverse candidates from schools like Howard University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), and advertising open positions on “InHerSight Careers,” a site that seeks to improve the workplace for women, we’ve been able to increase the number of women, minorities, and individuals from diverse backgrounds here at Social Tables. In addition, in our office, we hosted twelve community events dedicated to helping women grow professionally, half of which were focused on developing women in tech. As we reflect on our accomplishments to date, we recognize that these goals and efforts are a work in progress, and we will continue to focus on fostering diversity and inclusion in the year ahead.
As we reflect on our accomplishments to date, we recognize that these goals and efforts are a work in progress, and we will continue to focus on fostering diversity and inclusion in the year ahead. Furthermore, we have open opportunities right now, so if you’re interested in joining our team, please visit our careers page to learn more.
Would you like to join our team? Visit our careers page for more information!