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HR Dive: Pinterest's new D&I chief will report directly to CEO

14 Sep 2020
Tech companies with more racial diversity in upper management than lower management out-produced firms with more diversity in lower management, a study published June 9 in the Academy of Management Journal found.

Originally found at HR Dive, by Sheryl Estrada.

As Pinterest faces a lawsuit alleging bias in hiring, promotion and compensation, the tech company named Tyi McCray as its new global head of inclusion and diversity, according to an Aug. 31 announcement. For the first time, the position will be within Pinterest's executive management team. McCray will report directly to Pinterest co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann.

McCray, who has leadership experience in both the private and academia sectors, will lead Pinterest's strategy and programming to create an inclusive and diverse culture "reflecting our global audience of over 400 million Pinners," according to the company. "In my short time working with the Pinterest team and Ben, I've seen a real acknowledgement about the hard work and commitment that will be needed from all of us to get us to where we want to be as an organization," McCray said in her statement. In June, the company committed to "a deeper focus" on increasing diversity at senior levels. 

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