Riot Games Hires First-Ever Chief Diversity Officer to Fight “Bro Culture”

Riot Games Is Diversifying

For the first time ever, Riot Games—the developer behind League of Legends—has a chief diversity officer to help address the company’s “cultural issues,” which is a nice way of saying “accusations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination.” Angela Roseboro, who was global head of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Dropbox, is taking on the role.

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Riot Games described the hire as “a major milestone for our company and our work to make Riot the most inclusive company in gaming.” Roseboro will report to chief people officer Emily Winkle and “oversee all activity relating to diversity and inclusion”, guide the recruiting team, and create new programs to “foster a more inclusive culture at Riot.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to meet some incredible Rioters who are passionate about creating a culture where everyone thrives together,” Roseboro said. “I was so taken by the heart and soul of this company and — in spite of setbacks or hurdles — I’m excited to be part of this journey. I can’t wait to get started and to do my part to make sure we have a culture that embraces the uniqueness of every Rioter and a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging.”