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Week in Review: Facebook, Uber, Reddit and more

By Jade Cooper
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Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Asatur Yesayants / Shutterstock.com.

This week, action from Black Lives Matter protests made its way into the corporate world, as many businesses pledged to do more to promote racial diversity in business. Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian made a statement by vacating his seat on the company’s board, requesting that he be replaced by a person of colour. The Board appointed Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel a few days later. Facebook elevated its Chief Diversity Officer position to report directly to COO Sheryl Sandberg.

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Reddit Appoints First Black Board Member After Founder’s Exit

Reddit announced that Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel will take the board seat vacated by Co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who says he resigned from his role to promote greater racial diversity in tech. Read more.

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Facebook’s CPO Returns After Resigning a Year Ago

Chris Cox, an early Facebook employee, will return to the social media giant as its Chief Product Officer, the position he left just a year ago. Read more.

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Uber Fills Long Vacated APAC Leadership Role

Uber announced that Pradeep Parameswaran, who oversaw the company’s business in India and South Asia, will now serve as the new Regional General Manager for its Asia-Pacific region. Read more.

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WeWork’s Co-Founder Exits as the Company is Hit With a New Lawsuit

Miguel McKelvey, the Co-founder and Chief Culture Officer of WeWork, will step down from his position at the end of June. Read more.

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Zendesk’s Chief Customer Officer Leaves as Part of Larger Reorganization

Elisabeth Zornes, Zendesk’s first-ever Chief Customer Officer left the company amongst a number or organizational changes. Read more.

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