Quick post to announce that we’ve counted the number of women employed in Mozilla (so this means counting people from Mozilla Corp, Foundation, contractors and interns) with Pascal Chevrel and here are the numbers we have reached:
there are 68 women out of a total of 406 people, so this means a percentage of 16.75% women in Mozilla (Data collected from the Mozilla internal phone book). This is quite a good result when you consider that the percentage of women in FLOSS is more around 2% (according to FLOSSPOLS)
Of course this number will probably be fluctuating quickly as there are continuously new people coming to work in Mozilla, as well as employees leaving. But we’ll regularly keep track of these changes, and let you know if any significant change in numbers occurs.
Here is a quick diagram that gives an overview of what these women are working on and in which domains:
Also, the results of the internal WoMoz survey concerning the women active contributors in Mozilla are currently under analysis. The goal of this survey was to get a better overview of the profile of women contributing in Mozilla, as well as gather their activities and perceptions in the institution. The main purpose of the survey is to detect areas of improvement related to gender issues in Mozilla and FLOSS communities. The WoMoz survey team is working right now on comparing their analysis, and we’ll of course share all this publicly once it’s done. But we do hope the numbers will be as positive for contributors as it is for the employees!