Snap Releases Second Diversity Annual Report
on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Editor's note: Snap CEO, Evan Spiegel and VP, Diversity and Inclusion, Oona King sent the following memo to all Snap team members on April 29.
Today we are releasing our second Diversity Annual Report (DAR), which shares our comprehensive workforce data for 2020 and the progress we’ve made toward the initial representation goals we set last year in our first DAR. In this year’s report, we are committing to new, more ambitious goals and initiatives that will help us continue to become a more fair, inclusive, and anti-racist company. You can read the report and watch a video here:
As we know, 2020 profoundly challenged the way we think and act. It made us think longer and harder about the sheer scale of the task to embed equity in business and society. It taught us that one person’s story can change the world; that empathy is critical and must be scaled; and that diversity, equity and inclusion is everyone’s job.
This year’s report shares our story of changing hearts, minds, and business priorities. Our 2020 data shows a mixed story -- we made progress increasing representation in some important areas but in other areas we made smaller gains than we hoped.
To directly address the areas we need to improve the most and continue to build on the foundation we laid last year, we are setting new representation goals; redesigning our systems to build more inclusive products that work for all Snapchatters, starting with the camera at the center of our app; and rolling out comprehensive accountability mechanisms, including how we measure all team members on their contributions to our DEI goals.
While we are not yet where we aspire to be, we have seen profound change across our team in so many ways. We are deeply grateful to those of you who have pushed us tirelessly in the right direction for so long. As we state in this report, we are committed for the long-term because DEI couldn’t be more important to us: It is about who we are, the values we hold, and what we put out into the world.
Evan and Oona