Twitter Hires Man To Make Sure It's Hiring Women and Minorities

News & Views | 12/31/2015 | 09:24 AM EST

Tech company seeks diversity facelift after dismal reports

Twitter has hired a former Apple Inc. employee to take on the job of bringing more diversity to the tech company. 

Jeffrey Siminoff will serve as vice president of diversity and inclusion, succeeding Janet Van Huysse. He previously was the director of worldwide inclusion.


Van Huysse outlined 2016 diversity goals for Twitter including boosting overall proportion of female employees to 35 percent and underrepresented minorities to 11 percent, reports the Huffington Post.


You Won't Believe How Many Blacks Work At Twitter

Twitter hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to diversity. Earlier this summer it was reported that there were only 49 Black workers at the company. Whites and Asians made up 93.8 percent of Twitter Inc., according findings.


Other tech companies at Silicon Valley have also come under scrutiny for their lack of female and minority employees.


In March, a former Twitter female employee sued the company claiming its promotion process unlawfully favored men.

(Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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