LinkedInclusion, a social networking startup that emerged this year to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in networks, has appointed Angela Harris CMO.
In a LinkedIn post about the appointment, Harris said she was also a partner in the company’s capital. She will report to Founder and CEO Padraic McFreen and will lead communications and marketing strategy in the newly created role.
Harris will continue to run his own boutique, Kokopelli Marketing and Consulting. Previously, she was Vice President of Community Engagement Programming and Communications for the District of Columbia Public Access Corporation.
“We are on a mission to professionally manage social change in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and well-being,” she wrote in the LinkedIn post. “We will also be a leading platform for job searching, with a focus on people who have experienced exclusion and their allies. “
LinkedInclusion emerged this year as a competitor to LinkedIn, in response to allegations that LinkedIn censored black professionals. The platform has over 500 members, including from the entire marketplace industry.
LinkedInclusion aims to bring virtual events, training, tele-wellness and virtual storytelling to its platform, including seminars, roundtables, fireside discussions, lectures, tools, peer-to-peer training, service offers and educational resources.
Harris was one of the marketing and public relations professionals who recently told Campaign US that some of his LinkedIn posts on diversity in marketing were removed with little notice, awareness or explanation from the platform. form. According to screenshots obtained by Campaign US, it wasn’t until Harris publicly commented on her dissatisfaction with the platform and canceled her LinkedIn Premium membership that she was contacted by LinkedIn. Help.