A few months after Jeffrey Siminoff left his position as VP of diversity and inclusion at Twitter, the company has brought on Candi Castleberry Singleton to lead Twitters diversity efforts.
Im so excited to join the team at Twitter to lead inclusion and diversity attempts for employees and the Twitter community, Castleberry Singleton said in a statement to TechCrunch. Ive expended much of my career leading organizational change and building I& D into core business practices, and I look forward to bringing what Ive learned to Twitter and building on the companys great progress!
Castleberry Singleton previously founded the Dignity& Respect Campaign, and formerly resulted diversity and inclusion efforts at Motorola.
Twitters latest diversity report indicated the company was inducing some advance around the hiring of underrepresented minorities. In the past year or so, Twitters high-profile appointment of Debra L. Lee, chairman and CEO of BET Networks, as well as the hiring of Jayanta Jenkins, the companys global group creative director, helped the company reach its goal of having six percentage or more underrepresented minorities in leadership roles, which includes people at the director level and above.
Overall, Twitter is 57 percentage white, 32 percentage Asian, 3 percent black, 4 percent Hispanic/ Latinx, 3 percent multi-racial, less than one percent American indian and Native Hawaiian in the U.S. and 37 percentage female worldwide, up from 34 percent in 2015.
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