Riot Games Hires First-Ever Chief Diversity Officer
Riot Games has hired Angela Roseboroas its first-ever Chief Diversity Officer. In her new role, she’ll be charged with leading all diversity and inclusion programs and creating new ones to build a more inclusive culture at Riot. She joins the company after a report last year revealed toxic environment and misogyny in the workplace, with employees discussing numerous incidents of sexism and sexual harassment at the studio. Riot -- now facing a class-action lawsuit for discrimination and harassment -- described Roseboro’s hire as "a major milestone for our company and our work to make Riot the most inclusive company in gaming." "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,” Roseboro said. “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." The Roosevelt University graduate was most recently the Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Dropbox. Prior to that, she served as Head of Diversity and Inclusion at T. Rowe Price. She also held leadership roles in consulting and finance for Jones Lang LaSalle, Fusion Group Consulting, Genworth Financial, and Whirlpool Corporation. More here.