February 8, 2022

Did You Know Dalana Brand Is Now The Chief People And Diversity Officer At Twitter?

Brand will lead the company’s Global People Team and inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility initiatives while working with executive management and the Board of Directors to support the company’s strategic direction.

She joined the company back in 2018, most recently serving as vice president of People Experience and head of Inclusion and Diversity. Brand has become the second Black woman and third Black C-suite executive at Twitter since the company went public in late 2013.

Her promotion is a pretty big deal – given the number of minorities – particularly minority women in such senior positions.

But before her time at Twitter, she served as the vice president of Total Rewards for Electronic Arts, Inc. She also spent nine years serving in multiple leadership positions at Whirlpool Corporation.

She has curated and developed global people programs that integrate an inclusive environment to advance business goals throughout her career. When questioned early on in her career about being a woman interested in a male-dominated industry, she vowed to do her part to ensure no other woman felt the same way she did that day, according to Adweek.

“We are on a journey to become the world’s most inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible technology company, which is key to serving the public conversation,” said Brand in an official statement.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the company’s global workforce and accelerate the progress we’ve made to create the best, most inclusive people experience for everyone at Twitter.”

Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.