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Yahoo reveals its workforce, too, is dominated by men

Yahoo reveals its workforce, too, is dominated by men
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, attends the Cannes Lions 2014, 61st International Advertising Festival in Cannes, France. (Lionel Cironneau / Associated Press)

Yahoo became the latest Silicon Valley tech company to publicize its workplace diversity statistics, revealing a company that is overwhelmingly male, especially in its upper echelons.

Women make up only 15% of tech workers and 37% of total employees, Yahoo reported Tuesday in a global breakdown of its workforce. And even though it has a female CEO in Marissa Mayer, the company's leadership is 77% male.

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The company also reported that 50% of its U.S. workers are white and 39% are Asian. African Americans and Latinos make up just 6% of U.S. workers.

"We’re in the business of building products for hundreds of millions of users worldwide and that starts with having the best possible talent -- a Yahoo team that understands and reflects our diverse user base," said Jacqueline Reses, Yahoo's chief development officer, in the report. "These statistics are only a part of the story."

Google made news in May when its diversity figures revealed 70% of the company's workers are men. LinkedIn said last week that men make up 61% of its workers.

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