Twitter Hires African-American Woman To Lead Diversity Efforts

By Nigel Roberts

In May, Apple hired Denise Young Smith, who is African American, as it first vice president of diversity and inclusion. Another tech giant has made a similar move.

CNN reports that Twitter announced on Tuesday that Candi Castleberry-Singleton is its new vice president of inclusion and diversity.

Twitter has hired Candi Castleberry Singleton as VP of diversity and inclusionhttps://t.co/BtehrRhzvH pic.twitter.com/2cmItzcFJX

— Axios (@axios) June 27, 2017

“I’m so excited to join the team at Twitter to lead inclusion and diversity efforts for employees and the Twitter community. I look forward to bringing what I’ve learned to Twitter,” she said in a statement, according to USA Today.

Excited to announce I’m joining @Twitter as the new VP of Inclusion & Diversity. Can’t wait to help build on the company’s great progress!

— CandiCastleberry (@Candi) June 27, 2017

In 2016, Whites and Asians represented nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s workforce, according to the company’s diversity report. Blacks and Hispanics, combined, represented just 7 percent. The company’s leadership was 74 percent White and only 2 percent Black. And as with most of the technology industry, …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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