×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Twitch Hires Its First Head of Diversity And Inclusion

Social live streaming service Twitch just hired its first head of diversity and inclusion, it announced on Thursday.

Katrina Jones starts in that new role on Oct. 1. She has 10 years of experience in human resources and inclusion and diversity. Before joining Twitch, she held a similar position at Vimeo, where she created that company’s first-ever diversity strategy and worked to disrupt bias and foster a more inclusive workplace. Prior to Vimeo, Jones was the diversity and inclusion lead at Accenture.

Jones will report to Twitch’s new chief human resources officer Sudarshana Rangachary. Rangachary has 20 years of experience in the human resources field. She was most recently vice president of human resources at clothing company Gap, Inc. She will lead the People and Workplace teams at Twitch and report to chief operating officer Sara Clemens.

CREDIT: Twitch

Twitch is also hiring a new chief financial officer. Michelle Weaver starts Oct. 1 and brings 25 years of finance and operations experience to the company. She spent the last two years at talent platform Hired. Before that, she was CFO at Stitch Fix, where she helped the company scale to a $900 million run rate and over 5,000 employees. She also spent six years as CFO of video game publisher Electronic Arts. She will lead the global Finance and IT teams at Twitch and report to Clemens.

“I’m thrilled to welcome these new executives to Twitch,” said Clemens in a press release. “Their collective expertise scaling global businesses and building engaged, high-performing teams will help ensure we can continue to deliver the best experience in multiplayer entertainment to our growing, global community.”

More Gaming

  • Google Stream Detailed, Named Stadia

    Google Stream Service Detailed, Named Stadia

    Stadia is Google’s big push into game development and publishing, the company announced Tuesday at the Game Developers Conference. “Our next big effort is to build a game platform for everyone,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said. “When we say everyone we really mean it.” He said the company wants to “change the game” by bringing [...]

  • Robert Kraft

    Advocates Want NFL to Ban Patriots, Boston Uprising Owner Robert Kraft

    Survivors of sexual exploitation and various anti-sexual exploitation and trafficking organizations are calling on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to ban New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft after his arrest in Florida last month. In addition to the Patriots, Kraft owns the Overwatch League team Boston Uprising, which is currently participating in the esport’s second season. [...]

  • Amazon Focused on Building the Game

    Amazon Focused on Building the Game Industry's Digital Infrastructure

    While most of the discussion around Amazon’s presence in the game industry revolves around their scattershot game projects and rumored cloud gaming platform, the tech giant has been far more involved in building the backend infrastructure for major games. Companies like Square Enix and Zynga both use Amazon Games Tech, Amazon’s portfolio of services that [...]

  • Ubisoft Patches Annoying 'The Division 2'

    Ubisoft Patches Annoying 'The Division 2' Skills Bug

    Ubisoft just fixed an annoying bug in its new online action-RPG “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2” that prevented player skills from functioning properly. The bug caused abilities like the drone and shield to immediately destroy themselves after activation and go on a 15-second cooldown, according to players on “The Division 2” subreddit. Ubisoft’s development team [...]

  • Jason Rohrer: Design ‘Unique Situation Generators,’

    Jason Rohrer: Design ‘Unique Situation Generators,’ Not ‘Consumable Games’

    “The press is dead.” At least when it comes to selling small independent games, according to Jason Rohrer (“The Castle Doctrine,” “One Hour One Life”). In an era that prioritizes influencers and content creators, Rohrer believes the press no longer factor into how games are promoted and sold. To support his position, presented in a [...]

  • Games For Change Launches Accelerator Program

    Games For Change Launches Accelerator Program For Developers

    Advocacy group Games For Change (G4C) is teaming up with social impact investment firm i(x) Investments and venture capital group Quake Capital to launch an accelerator program for game developers, it announced on Tuesday. The Games For Change Accelerator will deploy capital in areas of human need, G4C said, creating opportunity and change that is [...]

  • Hideo Kojima Tribeca Games Festival

    Hideo Kojima to Talk 'Death Stranding' at Tribeca Film Festival

    Game designer Hideo Kojima is talking about his latest project, the action title “Death Stranding,” at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, the event’s organizers announced on Tuesday. Kojima is joined by “The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus, who appears in the game. The pair will discuss pushing the boundaries of the video game medium [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content