CEO Satya Nadella announced a series of investments meant to address racial injustice.
Microsoft is planning to double the number of Black and African American “managers, senior individual contributors, and senior leaders” in the US by 2025 by hiring more Black and African American leaders within its ranks, as well as achieving a series of outside investments meant to support Black- and African-American-owned banks and other kinds of businesses.
The announcement comes after employees have called on the company to address systemic racism. Microsoft employees recently used an internal company message board to share their personal experiences with the ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic racism, and called for leadership to take action.
Microsoft is yet to respond to a request about how many Black managers the company employs now.