Amid ongoing concerns about Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout and how it could undermine diversity and inclusion initiatives at the tech company, Twitter leadership got candid about its diverse talent breakdown and the training tools it uses to bolster belonging efforts. Late July 2022 saw the release of the #UntilWeAllBelong Toolkit including five digital diversity and inclusion training courses: Allyship 101, Anti-Racism 101, Breaking Down Bias, Inclusive Leadership and Words Matter.
Allyship 101, for example, unpacks the four principles for allyship that lead Twitter’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility goals, encouraging employees to challenge assumptions, ask co-workers about their distinct lived experiences, engage “authentically” and use their privilege to advocate for others. The rest of the courses touch on systemic racism, ways to recognize and interrupt unconscious bias, and what centering equity looks like.
Regarding the release of the data and courses, IDEA VP James Loduca said in a statement, “We’ve experienced a global pandemic, war outbreaks, waves of inequity and unfair treatment, and violence toward historically-excluded communities, and ongoing global uncertainty. Each new challenge adds more urgency to our work.”
The release paired with a candid breakdown of gender and race representation for Q2 2022.