NIKE IMPROVES WORKPLACE DIVERSITY
BREAKING BARRIERS, OVERCOMING DIFFERENCES, BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER.
Nike is introducing new measures, programs and resources to improve workplace diversity following news and allegations of the company’s gender discrimination, which resulted in the departure of nearly a dozen senior executives. The Oregon-based sportswear giant, in fact, is investing in management training and recruiting programs to place more women and minorities in leadership positions.
“At Nike, we believe that diversity fosters creativity and accelerates innovation. We value the unique backgrounds and experiences everyone brings and want all who join us to realize their full potential. Because different perspectives can fuel the best ideas, we are committed to a workplace that is increasingly diverse and inclusive,” said Mark Parker, Chairman, President and CEO, NIKE Inc.
At the end of 2017, Nike’s employees equaled 52 percent male and 48 percent female. However, only 38 percent of women held executive positions.