Today, the company issued an update on its progress and goals across a variety of points as it looks ahead to creating a work environment that fosters equality, inclusion, and empowerment for all.
According to Mattel’s Amy Thompson, executive vice president and chief people officer, the company has now achieved 100% pay equity for all employees performing similar work around the world. In a post published on Mattel’s corporate blog, Thompson notes that women comprise the majority of Mattel’s workforce, and that majority increased to 58% last year. In the U.S. ethnically diverse employees comprise 42% of Mattel’s employee base, 43% of promotions last year — including 33% of all management positions — and 46% of all new hires. Thompson says that 25% of those new hires were welcomed into the company at the level of vice president and above.
As Mattel continues to evolve its own diversity and inclusion goals, the company is also supporting numerous organizations in their efforts to do good on many fronts, including racial equality, social justice, and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. Earlier this year, Mattel was named one of the top places to work for LGBTQ+ equality. In honor of Pride Month, the social profiles for brands, including Masters of the Universe, Monster High, Hot Wheels, and Barbie have been updated with messages of support in the belief that everyone can do better when they take pride in who they are.