THE WHAT? Kylie Cosmetics has unveiled its percentage of black employees as part of the Pull Up for Change challenge, created during the recent uprising of the Black Lives Matter movement.
THE DETAILS In a bid to advocate equal opportunities and diversity, the company disclosed that its employees are 13% black, 47% black, indigenous and people of color and 53% white, with all staff being women-identifying.
Taking to an Instagram post, Kylie Cosmetics said, “Kylie Cosmetics is here for Pull Up for Change, for our team, and for the black community. We are proud of the diversity within our company, with a team of Black, White, Asian, Native American, Hispanic and Middle Eastern women.
“As our team grows we commit to a continued focus on ethnic diversity in the workplace and the recruitment of black employees. The numbers you see above represent the people at our Kylie Cosmetics/Kylie Skin HQ. Our leadership team is made up of two people, @Kyliejenner and @KrisJenner. Thank you @pullupforchange and @heysharonc @uomabeauty for bringing an important issue to the forefront of the conversation in our industry.”
THE WHY? The Pull Up for Change challenged was instigated last week by Sharon Chuter, Founder and CEO of UOMA Beauty, in a bid to hold businesses accountable for the diversity of their company.
Created in the wake of the death of George Floyd, Chuter told Forbes, “If the whole world is going to come together and say Black lives matter, then let’s make Black lives matter. Let’s stop talking about it. Talk is cheap. You can’t say Black lives matter if you don’t have any Black employees in your office.”