Across Booking Holdings, we are committed to becoming a wholly inclusive organization with a diverse workforce and environment where colleagues feel connected, valued and able to deliver their best work. Our journey to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization includes our ongoing efforts such as unconscious bias training for employees across the business, sponsoring employee resource groups, creating and participating in events that promote diverse talent and scholarship initiatives in countries such as the U.S., Netherlands, the U.K. and in India to help promote awareness of and bridge the gender gap in the tech industry.
Across all of our brands, we are also committed to pay equity, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity. Partnering with a leading HR and compensation consulting firm, we conduct pay equity studies every other year, and in the off years, we work on remediation plans to address outliers.
We are a global business, made up of more than 140 different nationalities, with headquarters and offices all over the world. As of December 31, 2020, half of our global employee base was made up of women, with 30% of those women in leadership and 22% in technology roles.
The EEO-1 data disclosed below references the U.S. market only, a small fraction of our global workforce. At this time, we are sharing U.S. EEO-1 data, as it is one of the few countries where we can legally collect such data, and are required to report on it annually. Many geographies do not allow for this private information to be collected, or we face barriers if trying to do so. We continue to explore options that allow us to collect data voluntarily on a global scale as part of our ongoing inclusivity efforts.
This is a required format for EEO-1 data reporting, and the data disclosed in this table references the U.S. market only as of 12.31.20, which makes up 17% of our global workforce.