Pinterest continues to make strides toward diversifying its leadership board.
The social media service just announced Tyi McCray as their new Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity. In a written statement, the company calls McCray, “a seasoned leader in both the private and academia sectors.” They also revealed how she will “lead its strategy and programming to foster an inclusive and diverse culture and company.”
“As we strengthen our commitment to a culture of inclusion, the role of Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity has now moved within the executive management team,” according to Pinterest.
McCray will report directly to the CEO and co-founder of Pinterest, Ben Silbermann. This position has been an important role at the company since it was established in 2016.
Pinterest stresses their commitment to making the company a more inclusive place which, according to them, “means purposely building a company and product for everyone, reflecting our global audience of over 400 million Pinners that turn to Pinterest each month for inspiration to create a life they love.”
Silbermann expressed his excitement over McCray joining the company:
“We’re very excited to welcome Tyi to Pinterest. She is a proven and compassionate leader who will be a huge asset in advancing the significant work ahead of us. I look forward to working with her to build a culture where all people, regardless of their backgrounds, are treated fairly and feel valued for the unique perspectives they bring to Pinterest.”
McCray also made a statement:
“As a diversity and inclusion professional, my line of work, in particular, has evolved and – though our work was always absolutely pivotal – the vital nature of what we do has come into focus more now than ever before. In my short time working with the Pinterest team and Ben, I’ve seen a real acknowledgment 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. I’m thrilled to join Pinterest at this critical point for our society and our company.”
Congratulations on your new position with Pinterest Tyi McCray!