Pinterest Hires Tyi McCray as Diversity Chief

The company has come under intense scrutiny over allegations of racism and sexism in the workplace

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Tyi McCray has joined Pinterest as global head of inclusion and diversity amid recent uproar at the social media company over alleged gender and racial discrimination that culminated in a staff walkout and petition.

Though her appointment was announced today, McCray joined in June and has been meeting with teams across the company during her onboarding.

She replaces Candice Morgan, the first person to hold the role when it was created in 2016. Morgan left Pinterest in January for GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent company Alphabet.

“It’s impossible to overstate the magnitude of change our world has undergone this year,” McCray said in a statement.



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