Jeffrey Siminoff has succeeded Janet Van Huysse as the company's vice president of diversity and inclusion, according to Twitter posts by Siminoff and Van Huysse.
Siminoff, 50, was previously head of diversity at Apple, which has also been criticized for the makeup of its workforce, and he is a co-founder of Out Leadership, a lesbian, gay and transgender advocacy organization.
The hiring of Siminoff is the latest move by a big technology company to counter the perception that, despite its claims of an egalitarian culture, the industry's collective track record in encouraging a diverse employee base is no better than that of other industries and perhaps worse.
(published by The New York Times, written by Katie Benner)
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