Google has updated its workforce diversity information, explaining the progress the firm has made in trimming its white male gender imbalance.
The firm's last diversity report in May 2014 showed a heavy slant towards white males, particularly in leadership roles, and an imbalance in terms of women and ethnic minorities.
"Today we updated google.com/diversity with the composition of our workforce to provide a window into our efforts. Though we still have a long way to go, we're seeing some early progress," said a workforce diversity post on the Google+.
"21 percent of the tech hires we made last year were women and the overall number of women in technical roles went up by one percent. This increase reflects some long-standing investments."
Google has a 70/30 male/female split, according to the figures, but has put money and effort into levelling this off.
The company said that it has increased the number of female university and college hires from 14 percent to 22 percent over the past five years, having funnelled money into programmes like the Anita Borg scholarships.
"Other signs in the industry are also showing promise," Google added. "This year 23 percent of attendees at Google I/O were women, up from 20 percent in 2014 and just eight percent in 2013."
Google has also made efforts to increase the number of black and Hispanic employees, and has had some success.
"The increase in black and Hispanic Googlers outpaced Google's hiring growth overall," the company said.
"But they still make up just two percent and three percent of the company respectively. Still, we've laid groundwork to accelerate representation of blacks and Hispanics."
Asians account for around 30 percent of Google's employees, added the firm.
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