LinkedIn Not Happy with Its Own Workforce Diversity Numbers

Benny Evangelista, SF Gate, June 12, 2014

LinkedIn’s own workforce is still too heavily white and male and needs to become more diverse, the company admitted Thursday.

LinkedIn said 61 percent of its employees 5,400 employees worldwide are men and 39 percent are women.

Of its employees based in the U.S., 53 percent are white, 38 percent are Asian, 4 percent Hispanic and 2 percent black.

“That’s still not good,” Pat Wadors, LinkedIn’s vice present of talent, told The Chronicle.

LinkedIn released its internal diversity numbers in a company blog post that also highlights steps the Mountain View company is already taking, such as working with groups like the Anita Berg Institute, which focuses on women in computing, and the Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, which is committed to ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Linkedin’s diversity numbers are similar to those released last month by Google. LinkedIn decided to follow Google’s lead and be transparent about its own workforce to help lead Silicon Valley to become more diverse.

“True inclusion is something that can only be achieved through a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our member base, and this is something we strive to do in all of our hiring efforts,” Wadors wrote.

While it’s easy for tech companies, like LinkedIn, to form partnerships with organizations that can promote a more balanced workplace diversity, there is a cycle of responsibility associated with transparency. This is why we thought it important to publish our own numbers regarding diversity at LinkedIn–to better ensure this accountability. And we will consistently measure ourselves and look for ways to improve.

We may not be the first company to be transparent, and we hope we won’t be the last. Our goal is to improve over time and to make a lasting change at LinkedIn. Let’s challenge each other to make it a more inclusive world in which we work.

Google last month said 30 percent of Googlers are women, 2 percent are black and 3 percent are Hispanic. {snip}


In some sections of the company, team leaders haven’t changed in six years simply because the teams have been performing well. That creates less opportunities to make leadership more diverse, but “you can’t create a reorganization just to create opportunity,” Wadors said.


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  • MekongDelta69

    ‘That’s still not good,’ Pat Wadors, LinkedIn’s vice present of talent

    They meant to say:
    Pat Wadors, LinkedIn’s vice present of groveling and guilt

    • baldowl

      A carton of cigarettes? A vibrator? Casino chips?

      • Ron Cheaters

        A pack of smokes and a bottle of Jim Beam.

        • withcaution

          Whiteys cash?

    • “What the hell is a ‘vice present’?!”

      I don’t know: maybe a sex toy?

    • Fathers Initiative

      I wonder whether Pat Wadors would ever choose to live in a predominantly black community? IT would be the perfect way for him to genuinely prove his values of diversity.

  • Samuel_Morton

    Any white worker at LinkedIn with any shred of dignity or self-respect would leave immediately.

    • Not before throwing the f word toward management and blogging about the anti-white illegal mindset of the company.

    • Fathers Initiative

      not before smashing some tires.

  • Truthseeker

    So Asians are overrepresented and Whites are underrepresented, but because of those pesky underrepresented Hispanics and Blacks, it’s just not good enough. This never-ending quest for perfect “diversity” has driven our society mad.


      I bet Jews are over-represented. Nobody can say that, and personally, I think High IQ Jews deservedly get jobs in hi tech companies. Just as Asians do.

      These companies simply hire the best talent they can find.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Yes, probably half (or more) of LinkedIn’s “53% white” are members of the tribe–who don’t consider themselves “white”. Categorized as “white” allows them to mask their presence and concentrations.

        They do that at federal contractors, too: Muslim Albanians, Armenians, and Ashkenazi Jews were all classified as “white”, but given considerable AA concessions. All part of a race replacement scheme, in my estimation.

        I believe Baby Zuckerbird bought LinkedIn, so this may be a side door way of mitigating his diversity problems at Facebook uncovered recently. Just writing a $100 million check to a black school district won’t cut it when it comes to those race hustlers ensconced within the ‘…minority occupation government…’ (Peter Brimelow).

        • Fathers Initiative

          A+++ Comment of the Month.

      • Funruffian

        I find Linked-out to be worthless. I never use it. I took a class on it and still find it tedious.

  • guest

    Any business that places diversity as far more important than hiring qualified people who are capable of doing the job deserves to fail.

    Being the most “diverse” doesn’t guarantee more success. You can either have a successful business or you can have diversity. It’s impossible to have both.

    • r j p

      You can either have a successful business or you can have a government office.

    • wildfirexx

      The White Tribe should boycott these anti-white diversity lovers!

    • archer

      And fail they will.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      They don’t have a choice. If they don’t, the government vultures descend on them. There are no choices. The choices are: DO IT, AND LIKE IT (i.e. Marxism and Fascism).

    • eavesmac

      Thats right; high intelligence does not breed loud obnoxious culture.

  • seapeaMP

    If Diverse-opoly is so fun, why does ONLY one race get to play?

    • Jon Doe


    • Terra Magnum Imperium

      Agreed, but Ghettopoly is more fun…

      • Magician


  • D.B. Cooper

    The biggest clue about Pat Wadors is the hairstyle.

    • r j p

      She eats her Chinese from the box?

    • Katherine McChesney

      What, exactly, does that mean?

      • 1stworlder

        What do little boys in Holland stick their fingers into?

        • Katherine McChesney

          I have short hair. Short hair doesn’t necessarily mean a woman is a dyke.

          • 1stworlder

            Does your nose look like her’s? Although that’s something else.

          • Brian

            It’s not just the length. She generally, through appearance and reported behavior, gives off the air of a lesbiterian.

          • Katherine McChesney

            Why don’t you research it instead of making suppositions based on flimsy evidence?

          • Katherine McChesney

            Why don’t you research it instead of making suppositions based on flimsy evidence?

          • Brian

            I’m making a statistical observation, much like guessing that a man named LarQuavious is more likely to be a criminal than a man named David. Could be wrong, but that’s the way you bet.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Research what? They have a similar chameleon strategy as the tribe.

            ‘…Don’t ask, don’t tell…’

            They can be gay, or not–whatever is most beneficial at the time.

            The “…Boys Regular…” is usually the only clue they need to provide to get kid glove treatment and a job for life. Sometimes they will add a rainbow bumper sticker, just to make sure they get that ‘Diversity’ free ride.

          • freddy_hills

            I don’t think he’s saying every woman with short hair is a vagitarian. I know plenty of women with short hair who aren’t. However, taken together with her general appearance and attitudes it’s a pretty good bet. She just looks it.

          • baldowl

            Sterotypes: statistical truths.
            Correct most of the time.

          • Brian

            Right. Her appearance is not even the main factor– if you google her you’ll find that she has quite the ‘HR outreach’ lady-boner for recruiting LGBTQ-ers to LinkedIn. I’m not saying gays should be discriminated against in hiring– it’s best to be meritocratic– but why make it so obvious that you’re going out of your way to recruit them (esp. for a company in San Francisco where they’re not exactly thin on the ground anyway), unless you’re trying to help your own team? It’s consistent with the rest of her diversity scheme– she’s trying to ‘fight the patriarchy’, doncha know.

          • freddy_hills

            That’s the thing. LGBT are always whining about phantom discrimination. But the second one of them gets in a position to influence hiring and promotions they stuff the ranks with their own. And I don’t mean sneaking a few friends in. They literally stop hiring or promoting anyone who isn’t. I know of three companies in particular that did that after they got gay/lesbian managers. I worked at one of them.

          • Michigan Patriot

            but a damn good indicator !

  • antiquesunlight

    So basically what’s happening is that Asians are the only non-white group capable of doing difficult jobs, so they hire as many as apply but they still can’t find enough dark people who can complete a sentence or add numbers without using their fingers.

    • 1stworlder

      They will make up a new name for the job of drinking coffee and chatting.

      • Ron Cheaters

        Senior executive engineer of web traffic

      • r j p

        Water cooler management?
        Coffee research specialist?
        Manager of finger-lickin?

    • MooTieFighter

      The Chick-Fil-A company appears to do the same. I have been in many of there fast food restaurants and very seldom see blacks but have seen several Asians. I’m sure they are trying to get their “diversity” numbers up without destroying their reputation. I have never been in any fast food restaurant that is as polite, clean and efficient as this one.

      • Brian

        I’ve noticed the same with them– and part of it is that they don’t tend to put their locations where they would have difficulty not hiring blacks.

  • Tom Thumb

    Of its employees based in the U.S., 53 percent are white, 38 percent are Asian, 4 percent Hispanic and 2 percent black.
    Alright, bring up the numbers of blacks and hispanics. Id say get rid of enough White people to make it 38% Asian, 25 % hispanic, and 25 % black and the remainder White women. That’d be a sight to see. I’d love watching it.

    • The white guys would have too much work to do.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      The company would either go out of business or need to be subsidized by the government. The more blacks and browns in the professions, the more gross incompetence and stupidity whites have to put up with.

      Our globalist overloads seem to think that a doctor and an affirmative action recipient dressed up as a doctor are one and the same thing. But this is really the mentality of the cargo cult. According to this very third world way of thinking, owning a piece of paper that says doctor on it magically makes you a doctor, regardless of whether you worked for it or not.

      • Ron Cheaters

        Hey, someone’s gotta watch you work… I wonder if they ever get as tired of it as you do?

    • withcaution

      That’s what the big three automakers did 30 years ago. Now you and I got to pay for their failure. Lesson learned? None.

      • ejXinMI

        Yup. White dudes are few and far between at GM, Ford, Chrysler these days. The ones that remain bear a huge, unspoken burden of expectation: “Do the work of 10 men”.

        • r j p

          Blame it on the racist Ford.
          Ford hated unions so much that he hired blacks just to try to keep them out.

          • Henry Ford actually preferred married, white Christian men and paid them extra. When other automakers once complained about the higher wages Ford paid, he explained that he wanted his workers to be able to afford the cars they built. I very much doubt that Ford was fond of blacks.

            Blacks didn’t really flood into Detroit until the World War Two years, because the increases in production for the war created a huge demand for additional labor.

  • John Smith

    I call b*** s***.

    Whites are about 65% of the US population, so slightly UNDER represented in LinkedIn.

    Asians are way OVER represented in LinkedIn.

    This anti-white guilt-mongering never stops.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “LinkedIn’s own workforce is still too heavily white and male and needs to become more diverse, the company admitted Thursday.”

    Why? Is the company under performing or failing to meet quarterly goals?

    ““True inclusion is something that can only be achieved through a
    workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our member base, and this
    is something we strive to do in all of our hiring efforts,” Wadors

    So if they want diversity for the sake of diversity why don’t they just fire ALL of their White male employees tomorrow and replace them with africans and hispanics? I don’t understand all of the hand wringing and whining. IF White males are the problem, the solution is to get rid of them, there is no need for a press release and public posturing. I’m sure the company will continue to sail along through calm seas without White males at the helm of the ship.

  • Truth Teller

    Another company for Whites to boycott. Who in their right mind would use a person from linkedin. It is just con artists, losers, poseurs and long term unemployed who list themselves on linkedin.
    In a way I’m glad to see this. For so long companies have been able to protect themselves from the EEOC NAACP LARAZA SPLC ACLU ADL AJC SPLC crowd by hiring asians in stead of Whites. Now let them deal with blacks who do about 1 hour of work for 7 hours of blathering, intriguing, gossiping, fighting and causing problems.
    Hopefully, Silicon valley’s black employees will do what the federal goverment black employees have done to once lovely Prince George County MD, turn it and especially the schools into a high crime ghetto.

    • r j p

      When silicon valley becomes graphite valley, it is done.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      You left out: OFCCP, DOL and DOJ.

  • Businesses are afraid. The ideas of “overrepresented” and “underrepresented” are cultural Marxist egalitarian notions. Yet, capitalists buy into it. Why? A repressive, totalitarian regime that can destroy a company at will through lawsuits and bad publicity. How much of the Marxist rhetoric expressed by LinkedIn is real and how much is pandering to Washington, I can’t say.
    One thing for sure. Until government power is stripped away, this horse manure will continue and even escalate. The more chaos you and I create for government, the less effective their enforcement will become. Example: From now on, census wise, I’m a mulatto. Lie to these liars. Conceal assets. Don’t report income. Run stop signs even. Let the chaos escalate.
    As fear of government subsides because it’s dealing with the chaos, market efficiency can take center stage again as the driver of enterprise. That’s one reason why resistance of all kinds, passive, active, it doesn’t matter, has the power to end this nightmare. Not overnight, but soon enough.

    • withcaution

      LinkedIn is insanely profitable, don’t give them any credit for not standing up for what’s right.

      • Brian

        Insanely profitable, or just profitably insane?

  • Too many whites? In what nation are we expected to look for work. I’m 13/16 white and the rest injun, I pass and don’t want to work, ever, but to which country should I go if I wanted a job?

    • Löwenmensch ᛟ

      You could always be a blackjack dealer at the Mohegan Sun casino, just kidding

    • Ron Cheaters

      Nigeria needs fried chicken and watermelons.. don’t mind those pesky boko-harems. I read they took another 20 girls captive… then as soon as I read the article, it was gone.
      Go figure yestetday. Still curious where they are today?

  • JohnEngelman

    Of its employees based in the U.S., 53 percent are white, 38 percent are Asian, 4 percent Hispanic and 2 percent black.

    “That’s still not good,” Pat Wadors, LinkedIn’s vice present of talent, told The Chronicle.

    – Benny Evangelista, SF Gate, June 12, 2014

    Sounds good to me. High tech firms can get all the diversity they need by hiring Orientals, East Indians, and Jews. They do not need to lower their standards.

  • Katherine McChesney

    What’s the big deal about LinkedIn? It only looks like a list of people who have employment.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    Don’t worry, LinkedIn. Uncle Marc is here to show you the way out.

    Come out for comprehensive immigration reform, and make big donations to urban public school systems.

    But just in case that doesn’t work, make sure you have your arrangements to flee to an extradition free tax haven in order.

    Diversity is for the little people.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      It would give me a cold sense of schadenfreude if those extradition free tax havens are nuked or attacked with nerve gas.

      • Marc Zuckurburg

        Except Larry Ellison is working on Extradition-Free Tax Haven 2.0, which would make extradition-free tax havens resistant to nuclear or biological weapons. The beta rollouts are really buggy though.

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          Won’t do any good against SLBM’s and ICBM’s than can lay a 750-kilton nuclear bomb mere feet from their intended target. The photo below shows what will be left. EMP will destroy what the blast and thermal pulse does not.

          • Marc Zuckurburg

            Except you don’t know where my extradition-free tax haven is, precisely. And it’s not where you would first guess. Israel isn’t as safe as it used to be.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            I’m not the one who will press the nuclear button, but other whites do……and the end will be what you see above. EMP from a nuclear blast in low-Earth orbit also will take care of your tax free haven from thousands of miles away. Israel and the entire middle east will be leveled, pockmarked with nuclear explosion craters.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Time to cancel my account, and tell LI why.

    • Jesse James

      I have been thinking about canceling mine for awhile Sherman, this article got me to make a decision. Just cancelled my account, I don’t want to support a company that doesn’t want people like me as employees. May they rot in a multi-cultural hell of dysfunction, organizational conflict, inefficiency, and sloth.

  • TXCriollo

    Diversity is the biggest scam ever

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    LinkedIn’s own workforce is still too heavily white and male

    Can any more stupid statement be made than that? So the real issue is not hiring those who are most qualified for the job but simply hiring the most women and nonwhites.

    If this makes so much sense, then why do they have such a difficult time doing it???

    This whole modern”antiracist” baloney reminds me of a remark a theologian once made regarding some contradictory tenant of his religion. He said that he believed in it BECAUSE it was ridiculous!

    What he meant by that was that believing in something that is hard to believe proved his faithfulness and his willingness to submit to “God’s will.”

    This is exactly the mentality of the “diversity” cult: The more ridiculous the claim is, the more brownie points the diversatoids get for pretending that they believe in it.

    This is what makes the diversity cult so much like a religion, and it is the reason why it is so hard to fight against. How do you fight against a mindset that is deliberately and intentionally irrational and that believes that by being so, it somehow gains a sort of nobility?

    • withcaution

      I thought the exact same things for a long time. I wish the religious right would get over there shyness andjust get in bed with the left where they belong.

  • Brian

    What service to her employer does she hope to perform, by actively demoralizing the _underrepresented_ white men who work there?

  • Ike Eichenberg

    They are unhappy they have less whites than the portion of the US population, or unhappy that they have any whites at all?

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      It’s clear they’d rather not employ whites at all. Expect to see whites need not apply signs become commonplace.

      • Avi Marranazo

        Look at the CEO’s name. It tells you all you need to know.

  • Ike Eichenberg

    They are unhappy they have less whites than the portion of the US population, or unhappy that they have any whites at all?

  • cecilhenry

    Remember their anti-white policy:

    Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, White Countries for Everyone. ITs Genocide.

    To hell with them.

  • freddy_hills

    So basically whites are underrepresented and asians overrepresented but it’s whiteys fault they don’t have more blacks and hispanics. Also, it’s interesting how these diversicrats like to lump hispanics in with whites when it comes to crime but separate them when it comes to affirmative action.

  • Ron Cheaters

    My goodness who wants to work for a company like that!
    You’re not just a name but a skin colour.. might as well be a number.
    Despicable companies trying to flaunt their diversity profile.
    Hire workers, if I was lucky to be let in there, I wouldn’t stop.. no-one could stop me… instead, I milk cows. Post secondary education… but, milking cows, it needs to be done. And if I don’t do it, who will?

  • WR_the_realist

    Having 53% of your employees being white when the population of the U.S. is 65% white is too many whites. On the other hand, having 38% Asians when the population of the U.S. is 5% Asian is not too many Asians. Do we need any more evidence that the elites hate our guts?

    If I had a linedln acount I’d cancel it now.


    “In some sections of the company, team leaders haven’t changed in six years simply because the teams have been performing well” – Hating on Whitey, and running a business that seeks to openly discriminate against White people. Continually takes priority over running a business that seeks to be a success. We are literally watching the self destruction of America. With this case in silicon valley being just another weight added to the wobbly kneed back, of an already beleaguered Uncle Sam.

    However, this article could be useful to send to people you know that are still on the fence concerning race in 2014’s America. Explaining to them that Whites make up 63% of the entire population of America, with Asians making up 5.1% of the American population. Yet Whites make up just 53% of Linkedin”s employees and Asians make up 38% of Linkedin’s employees. That means Whites are already under represented and Asians are enormously over represented. Yet, who do they target to discriminate against in the name of diversity? That’s right, Whitey. This shows that these people are far more interested in excluding and diminishing the number of White people, rather than a genuine concern about diversity. The blatant hypocrisy of these people is truly sickening!


    Google, Apple, Linkedin. They would have been much more successful and much richer, had they hired at least 20% Blacks and 20% Hispanics.

    And, of course, their performance would skyrocket if they sponsored visas for a large amount of illegal strawberry harvest helpers and if they imported some African tribes.

    Can you imagine how rich and successful these companies would be? Without diversity, they already were quite successful. With diversity they would have twice the net worth that they have and be as successful as Mexican and African computer startups. /sarcasm

    I hope I understand the value of diversity.

  • nexus974

    If you are white, male, and qualified they won’t hire you or if they do it will only be reluctantly. If you’re black or Hispanic they will go out of their way to hire you but only for your race, not your qualifications. So why would anyone with a shred of dignity want to work for Linkedln?

    • AndrewInterrupted

      I try not to let the Left control the narrative. But, they’ve been largely successful in getting people to parrot the term “Homophobic”. Phobic means fear. I don’t fear gay people and I ignore their sexuality. Don’t give them the satisfaction.

      We should begin repeating our own term, control out narrative. Something like: homo-averse or homo-oblivious. Or even homo-blind. “…I don’t want to know you’re gay. Shut-up and leave me alone…”

      “…Don’t tell me with your mouth, your banners, your “boys regular” haircut, your rainbow bumper sticker, your mullet, your VW beetle, your sense of false victim-hood and entitlement, your combat boots…”

  • SolStans

    You’re assuming the probability of a LinkedIn employee being white and the probability of being male are independent. I don’t think that’s a safe assumption to make.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      That’s true. You find many Asian females in IT. LinkedIn’s “39% female” percentage is probably mostly Asian women. Especially if they’re on the west coast. Asians are a dime a dozen on the left coast. That’s why they allowed the Asian percentage to get that high: it satisfied their female quota.

      I wonder why there are no quotas for men in professions Education and Human Resources ?? Hmmmm… Didn’t the feminists call that a “double standard” not long ago?? Call that? I meant “screech that”.

      • It’s not (just) that a lot of the Asians are female, it’s that the vast majority of the whites (in tech positions) are male. Evil evil evil!

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I find LinkedIn numbers for males fairly low by industry standards. The social engineers like Pat Mador there have obviously been forcing square pegs into round holes for years. If nature had been allowed to run it’s course, it would be 90% male. Just as Education and Human Resources are 90+% GIP (Grievance Industry Party).

          Why is it OK for Teaching and Human Resources (to name two critical and influential areas) to be swallowed whole by the axis of evil: LBGTQ Nation, Feminist Nation, and Minority Nation?

          Yet, “61% male” at LinkedIn is “not good”?

          The GIP are the worst hypocrites.

  • Magician

    Microsoft recently welcomed a new CEO (A guy from India but has been working at Microsoft for the past 22 years) and a black guy to replace Steve Baldmer, who only joined Microsoft in 2012

    I can understand having the Indian guy as the new CEO but why did they choose a guy who has only been with them since 2012?

    And I would love to know how “diverse” the MS employees are. I am sure it won’t be much different from that of Google or LinkedIn. But for some reason the mainstream media never picks on MS.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      That’s why the EEOC and government think tanks removed “most qualified” from the American employment lexicon. In such places now you will only see “qualified” or “unqualified”. The bedrock, nation-making tenet of “most qualified” has been intentionally removed by the anti-white, race replacement invaders.

      The social engineers now only have to lie about qualified, instead of the additional stretch of most qualified. All choreographed by the grievance industry occupation government.

      We are under occupation.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Of its employees based in the U.S., 53 percent are white, 38 percent are Asian, 4 percent Hispanic and 2 percent black.

    “That’s still not good,” Pat Wadors, LinkedIn’s vice present of talent, told The Chronicle.


    We agree Mr. Wadors. You’re fired. We found an afro american lesbian to replace you. Here’s some food stamps. Isn’t affirmative action great, Mr. Wadors?!

  • Avi Marranazo

    I personally know that upwards of 40% of those identified as “White” at LinkedIn don’t self-identify with the traditional American nation, if you know what I mean.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Meanwhile entire professions are dominated by feminists, LGBTQ, and minorities such as Teaching and Human Resources (to name just two very critical areas)–nary a peep.

    “We want what you have. We don’t want you wanting what we have.”

  • DooDoo Brownstein

    So why don’t white men simply identify themselves as “African-American Women”? EEOC rules allow for self-identification, and it would solve most of these problems in a win-win for both employers and white men. Employers would get a competent workforce while at the same time keep the government off of their backs. Discrimination against white males could be undermined severely.

    Of course there’s no guarantee that the EEOC rules wouldn’t then revert to “visual survey” to thwart these measures, but that would only prove that the “social construct” theory is the steaming pant load we all know it is.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      It’s remarkable how poorly informed people are as to the evil that is/are anti-white agencies like the EEOC, DOL, DOJ, and OFCCP. Americans aren’t outraged because they aren’t paying attention. Those agencies qualify as “hate groups”.

  • Does this mean LinkedIn no longer wants white males as customers, either?

    • AndrewInterrupted

      They will take gay ones.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    The anti-white EEOC and OFCCP call that group: sub-continent Asian.
    The occupiers of America have their own language, you see.

  • How dare you insert actual facts into a discussion about diversity!

  • Guest

    “She reads Total Career Mom.”

    Yeah…..I don’t think so.

  • Pat Kittle

    Can we talk about the elephant (i.e., tribe)?