Snapchat Hires Oona King As Its First Chief of Diversity and Inclusion

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Snap Inc., the company behind the famous social media app Snapchat, hired former Google Director of Diversity Strategy Oona King as the company’s first-ever vice president of diversity and inclusion. King’s hiring comes just weeks after Snap appointed its first Black c-suite executive Kenny Mitchell in April.

Snap employees learned of King’s hiring in a memo sent by Snap Chief People Officer Lara Sweet on May 23, TechCrunch reported. Sweet told employees that the company wants to “lead by example and contribute to human progress by breaking down systemic barriers that lead to people feeling excluded.”

King, who will officially start working on June 11, is Sweet’s first hire, Variety reported.

“We’re so excited to have Oona join us, to help us build diversity and inclusion into everything we do — from how we build teams, to how we create products and content,” Sweet wrote. “We’re…

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