Twitter continued its diversity push with its new hiring of Candi Castleberry Singleton to the position of VP for Diversity & Inclusion. This is excellent news for the company who, over the past year has appointed the likes of Debra L. Lee, chairman and CEO of BET Networks, and hired Jayanta Jenkins, the company’s global group creative director, to help Twitter reach its goal of six percent or more underrepresented minorities in leadership roles. Diversity in tech has been a sour point over the past few years, but it seems Twitter has taken steps in the right direction to improve their situation.
Castleberry Singleton is no stranger to D&I previously starting the Dignity & Respect Campaign, and formerly the head of diversity and inclusion at Motorola. According to Techcrunch, “Twitter is 57 percent white, 32 percent 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 percent female worldwide, up from 34 percent in 2015.”