Twitter Announces Candi Castleberry Singleton As New VP of Diversity
Candi Castleberry Singleton has been brought on as VP of diversity and inclusion at Twitter. She says about her new gig,
I’m so excited to join the team at Twitter to lead inclusion and diversity efforts for employees and the Twitter community. I’ve spent much of my career leading organizational change and building I&D into core business practices, and I look forward to bringing what I’ve learned to Twitter and building on the company’s great progress!
Castleberry Singleton previously founded the Dignity & Respect Campaign, and formerly led diversity and inclusion efforts at Motorola.
Last year, Debra L. Lee, chairman and CEO of BET Networks, was appointed, as well Jayanta Jenkins. Both Debra and Jayanta are minorities, as the company has a goal of having six percent or more underrepresented minorities in leadership roles, which includes people at the director level and above.
According to a report, 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.