Blizzard on Diversity Improvements

Blizzard News introduces Makaiya Brown, the company's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), and Development Lead since September 2021. Blizzard has famously fallen short in these areas, so she has her work cut out for her. Here's a bit on how things are progressing:
Progress is also taking place at multiple levels organically—you have seen many Blizzard development teams making great strides in representation, accessibility, and player behavior recently. And this year to date, 31.5% of our new hires self-identify as women–that’s just the beginning. We are grateful for the efforts of individuals and teams who have immediately embraced our goal of increasing diversity within Blizzard, and we are committed to a continuous focus on improvement in this area.

As a leader in DE&I, seeing this kind of action from individuals en masse in their areas of influence is incredibly moving. It is the kind of work that adds up to real change. Our work at Blizzard is not a matter of putting in a bunch of corporate training programs and calling it a day–this is a large-scale effort at the business, team, and individual levels, that will continue to be iterated upon and evolved to level up the core of who Blizzard is.
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Another shall fall to DIE.
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Xero wrote on Mar 8, 2022, 12:38:
If this company wasn't as big as Blizzard, it would have already sunk. Amazing how they're trying to keep it afloat.

At this point, they're better off rebranding Blizzard to something else... Flurries Entertainment?

Hail Storm.

And depending on who you ask, "Hell Storm."
"...and in stonks, Fizzy Squeezy Stocklebocks leaped over Droopy Whoopy Bondfluffs, hitting 300-gigglebits to their 150-snorebucks. Meanwhile, in Whimsyland's market, the pancakes reached parity with pogo sticks."
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If this company wasn't as big as Blizzard, it would have already sunk. Amazing how they're trying to keep it afloat.

At this point, they're better off rebranding Blizzard to something else... Flurries Entertainment?
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Unenviable job. Here's hoping she can bucket faster than the water leaks in.
Do you have a single fact to back that up?
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