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Meet Twitter’s New Global Director of Culture and Community

Meet Twitter’s New Global Director of Culture and Community

God-is Rivera is joining Twitter as its Global Director of Culture and Community, a newly created position. In her new role, she will be tasked with ensuring Twitter’s campaigns and programs are inclusive and “reflective of the communities we serve.” Externally, Rivera will be responsible for developing relationships and programs with content creators, community leaders, brands, and more. The Bronx native was most recently Director for Inclusion & Cultural Resonance at global ad agency VMLY&R, where she led internal diversity efforts. The Clark Atlanta University graduate was previously a Senior Social Media Strategist at T3 and iCrossing; Director of Social Media and Content at OTRIAD Digital Marketing; Publicity and Digital Strategy Consultant at Don Diva Magazine; Director of Communications with InterFACE Talent Network; and CEO and Founder of 319 Public Relations. “As a black woman who has worked in industries in which I have been underrepresented, I feel a great responsibility to amplify and support diverse communities, and they exist in full force on Twitter,” Rivera said. “The team has shown a passion to serve and spotlight their most active users and I am honored to step into this new role as a part of that commitment.” She begins her new role on November 12th. More here.

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Michelle Obama’s Book Tour Goes Global

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