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Twitter commits that 25% of its executives will be minorities or women by 2025

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  • Twitter is committing to having at least a quarter of its executives be underrepresented minorities and women by 2025.
  • Approximately 13% of Twitter's current leadership employees are Black, Latinx, Indigenous or multiracial, according to the company's most recent inclusion and diversity report.
  • Women make up 38.2% of the company's global leadership, according to the report.
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey speaks during a press event at CES 2019 on January 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Twitter on Thursday committed to increasing the diversity among its leadership by setting a goal of having at least a quarter of its executives be underrepresented minorities and women by 2025.

The company announced the new goal as part of the 25 x 25 pledge, an initiative by Silicon Valley Leadership Group to increase diversity among companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Approximately 13% of Twitter's current leadership employees are Black, Latinx, Indigenous or multiracial, according to the company's most recent inclusion and diversity report. Women make up 38.2% of the company's global leadership, according to the report.

The company said it is committing to having women make up at least 41% of its global leadership roles and having at least 25% of its U.S. executives be underrepresented minorities. That means employees who are Black, Latinx, Native American, Alaskan or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or multiracial.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said Twitter set a goal of having at least a quarter of its executives be underrepresented minorities. The company is committing to having at least a quarter of its executives be women or underrepresented minorities.

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