Facebook’s gender and racial balancing act
Catherine Healy meets Maxine Williams, the woman entrusted with bringing a balance to one of the biggest tech companies on the planet
Large posters in the reception area of Facebook’s Dublin headquarters bear the kind of peppy corporate slogans one would expect from a Silicon Valley giant. “Proceed and be bold,” one tells me as I pass through a turnstile into the building. My destination is the so-called partner centre, a sprawling gadget wonderland where guests are introduced to the company’s family of apps and services.
On arrival, I am taken...
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