As a senior woman in tech, a proud Jewish Mancunian and mother of four, making progress on diversity matters to me.
It also matters to Facebook, as people from all backgrounds rely on our platform to connect with others. We serve the needs of that global community better with a diverse workforce. If everyone at Facebook looked, sounded and thought the same, we’d all approach problems in the same way and come to the same solutions. Hardly conducive to innovation.
And an important part of my role is to return the favour and show small businesspeople like Jo how to get the most out of our platforms. Research we did with Morning Consult recently showed that over half of small businesses in Europe credit Facebook for helping them find new customers, increase revenue and hire more employees. As with diversity, sometimes businesses need to see it to be it, and I’m dedicated to finding and sharing more success stories like Jo’s that can inspire us all.