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Google diversity chief leaves amid controversies

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Google's Chief Diversity Officer, is leaving the company amid a series of controversies, including unrest over issues.

Brown would be replaced by Melonie Parker, who's been serving as the company's head of diversity,

Following a year full of controversy -- including the Walkout, where employees protested the company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations -- the company is shaking up its diversity and inclusion team, the Business Insider reported on Thursday.

"We're grateful to Danielle for her excellent work over the past two years to improve representation in Google's workforce and ensure an inclusive culture for everyone," Eileen Naughton, Google's was quoted as saying by Business Insider.

Brown would be joining on as at Gusto, a that provides to businesses.

Her leaving comes a little more than a week after she and Parker released Google's annual diversity numbers.

The has faced intense scrutiny from its employees over its conditions of late.

In November 2018, roughly 20,000 epmloyees walked out of the company's offices globally to protest its handling of sexual assault allegations directed at key executives.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 14:00 IST
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