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Maxine Williams  

Global Chief Diversity Officer at Facebook

Maxine Williams is the Global Head of Diversity at Facebook. In this role, she develops strategies to harness the unlimited potential of Facebook’s talent while managing a high performing team of diversity program managers from the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. Prior to Facebook, she served as the Director of Diversity for a global law firm. A graduate of Yale University, she received her law degree with first class honors from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. As an attorney, she has represented clients in criminal, civil and industrial courts in both her native Trinidad and in the U.K. at the Privy Council. She has worked with multiple international organizations on development and human rights issues and has had a parallel career as a broadcast journalist and on-air presenter.

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Facebook's Maxine Williams on why sensitivity and diversity don't mix

Last year, when Maxine Williams started her new job as Facebook's global head of diversity, her first priority wasn't to eradicate hiring bias or make ...

Maxine Williams: The face of Facebook on diversity

Maxine Williams has a high-profile role at Facebook trying to bring more diversity to the giant social network.

Here's everything Facebook is doing this year to address its 'pathetic' diversity numbers

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