Over the past few years, it has been no secret that Twitch has done everything in its power to fix issues plaguing the company during its early surge to mainstream. When the video game streaming platform first began to grow it was immediately hit by complaints from minorities and women for the anti-inclusive environment brought on by users and “internet trolls”. Since then, Twitch has expanded its platform to include industries outside of video gaming and promoting a more inclusive environment.
Last month, the company went one step further by hiring two women to join its C-Suite and establishing its first head of diversity and inclusion. The three women include the following:
- Katrina Jones as head of diversity and inclusion
- Sudarshana Rangachary as human resources chief
- Michelle Weaver as chief financial officer
According to Fortune Magazine, “Rangachary and Weaver also bring the total number of women in Twitch’s C-Suite to four out of seven. It’s an anomaly in the male-dominated tech industry, especially for a company with an emphasis on gaming, an industry that is dominated by men.”
All three women bring their own wealth of experience including Rangachary who has accumulated 25 years of experience in human resources with Gap Inc manufacturing company Avery Dennison, and Honeywell. “Weaver has worked as a finance and operations executive at Hired, Stitch Fix, Axiom, Gap Inc., and Electronic Arts over her 25-year career. And Jones has held positions in diversity and inclusion and human resources at Vimeo, consulting company Accenture, law firm Latham & Watkins, and non-profit job training organization Year Up.”