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After ‘apolitical’ stance, Coinbase is hiring diversity leader

The fintech startup is looking for a director who ‘balances empathy and pragmatism’

Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase made headlines when its chief executive, Brian Armstrong, advocated for an “apolitical” workplace culture at his company.

But after the CEO’s manifesto drew criticism from industry leaders, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and champions of diversity and inclusion, the financial technology group is now looking to recruit a director to lead its belonging, inclusion and diversity initiatives – one who supposedly “balances empathy and pragmatism”.

“We believe that it’s possible to be 100% committed to an inclusive workplace that values diversity where everyone is safe and belongs (and as part of that, working to root out and eliminate any intolerance or bias that exists at the company), and simultaneously maintains laser focus on our mission,” Coinbase said. Read more via HumanResourcesDirector

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