Twitter now has a new vice president of diversity and inclusion. The company has appointed Candi Castleberry Singleton to lead it’s diversity efforts and ensure that the company achieves and maintains a fixed set of benchmarks with regards to diversity and inclusion.
Speaking on the topic, Castleberry said:
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!
Prior to Twitter, she founded the Dignity & Respect Campaign. She also led diversity and inclusion efforts at Motorola, so this job should be something that is right up her alley. Twitter really needs an experienced excutive to come on-board as far as diversity is concerned.
The company has made significant improvements but is nowhere near perfect. As such, an executive as experienced as Castleberry could well prove to be of great help. At present, the company’s composition is as follows: 57% white, 32% Asian, 3% black, 4% Hispanic/Latinx, 3% multi-racial, less than one percent American Indian and Native Hawaiian in the U.S. and 37% female worldwide. The last is up 3 percent from merely two years ago.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also took the occasion to welcome her to the team.