Riot Games has just confirmed it has hired its first chief diversity officer, someone who will hope to extinguish the flames erupting from its sexist and toxic workplace culture stories that surfaced in August 2018.
The League of Legends developer hired Angela Roseboro, the former global diversity and inclusion boss of Dropbox, who will now oversee creating diversity programming at Riot. Roseboro said in a statement on Riot's own blog: "I can't wait to get started and to do my part to make sure we have a culture that embraces the uniqueness of every Rioter and a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging".
In an internal email to Rioters, the Emily Winkle, the Chief People Officer at Riot said: "We've been searching for the right person to help us become a positive force for D&I in our industry and beyond, and I'm thrilled to welcome Angela to the team. I know I speak for the entire Riot leadership team when I say that we can't wait for her to start. She brings with her experience and expertise that will allow us to truly blossom in our D&I efforts so we can recruit and retain the Rioters we need to make amazing things for players around the world".
Roseboro talked about her new role at the League of Legends developer, where she said: "I've had the opportunity to meet some incredible Rioters who are passionate about creating a culture where everyone thrives together. I was so taken by the heart and soul of this company and-in spite of setbacks or hurdles-I'm excited to be part of this journey. I can't wait to get started and to do my part to make sure we have a culture that embraces the uniqueness of every Rioter and a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging".
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