San Francisco-based Square released its diversity report showing increases in the percent of women and underrepresented minorities across the company. In tech and leadership, women increased by 5%, and minorities by 3% in tech and 2% in leadership. Also, the company expanded the required EEOC reporting by asking employees about sexual orientation and gender identity (80% are heterosexual), people with disabilities (1%), veteran status (1%) and primary language spoken (30% claim a language other than English).
Square explicitly rejects the “pipeline problem” in terms of finding qualified candidates across the diversity spectrum. The company also reported on retention as a measure of the success of its inclusion element, “where all employees feel they are valued, recognized, and able to succeed.” In engineering roles, “women left at half the rate of men” and underrepresented minorities resigned at half the rate of other groups.