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By Jacob Kastrenakes on August 22, 2014 10:54 am @jake_k 58 Comments

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Pandora Charms Pandora joined the growing list of tech companies  releasing figures on employee diversity this week, and it's one of the few companies that's actually looking kind of good in some ways. Overall, the company has a very nearly even split of male and female employees (50.8 percent men to 49.2 percent women), whereas other companies have employed far more men — the ratio at both Apple and Twitter is 70/30. Pandora's figures are dramatically different when you turn to tech positions, however. There, women only account for 17.9 percent of the roles, which is about as bad as everyone else. Leadership roles are better, but still predominantly male, with women only holding 38.8 percent of the roles.

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As with other prominent tech companies that have been releasing their diversity reports, Pandora hones in on the US when detailing its racial diversity. Here Pandora actually comes off as less diverse than others. The company is 70.9 percent white in the US, compared to companies like Twitter  and Facebook , which fall at 59 and 57 percent, respectively. It also has very few black employees, just 3 percent. The figures are predictably worse in leadership roles — 84.6 percent white — while tech roles are primarily held by white employees, with Asian employees accounting for the next largest group, at 26 percent of the roles.

Pandora isn't the only tech company unveiling its diversity this week: Indiegogo did as well. It has a close split between male and female employees (55 percent male to 45 percent female), though that widens for tech and leadership positions, which women only hold 33 percent and 43 percent of, respectively. For racial diversity, white employees make up 64 percent of the company, with Asian employees following that at 23 percent. The figures are similar for tech positions, but white employees account for 86 percent of the company's leadership roles.

This trend of releasing diversity reports began  back in May with Google . Since then, they've all served to highlight the stark lack of diversity within the tech industry, which, as we're seeing, is primarily composed of white males. Many of these companies have noted that they're working to encourage inclusiveness — potentially creating a more welcoming environment in what has often been thought of as a boys' club. Some have also said that they're working to encourage various types of STEM education for underrepresented groups in the hopes of building a more diverse workforce for the future.

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