Thread regarding Nike Inc. layoffs

Why did the Chief Diversity Officer decide to resign now, is this related to the Portland protests

Why now, and is this related to the Portland protests against Market Capitalism.

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@2kvk any hint on which newly promoted comms VP got the sack?

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Post ID: @qsew+16a73Jib

took the fall, impossible job...I liked her but if you’re making bank like she was and those d&i #s aren’t moving in the right direction on your watch, you gotta go.

d&i recruitment & retention isn’t rocket science, especially for a global company that prides itself on growth and innovation.

it requires authenticity in its intent and will from top leadership. maybe the lack of both was what made her job impossible.

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Post ID: @fyjk+16a73Jib

@bimo agreed. purpose is a waste of money and takes up body count. It rings embarrassingly hollow each time another scandal hits which is pretty much once a quarter.

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Post ID: @crbk+16a73Jib

Glad to hear kL and tCs found the door they were a roadblock to Nike leveraging their most engaged employees. I’d axe her whole “purpose” team, responsible for the most egregious manipulation (or marketing as its called) of Nike’s most subjugated communities, ironically representing them on the headcount as well. Corporate philanthropy is messy stuff in the hands of the self serving. Look at BHM rev vs community giveback, yes Nike profits off BHM, is this really the “do the right thing” example we expect to trickle down from the top shoe dogs? I’m asking myself how can I better represent my community if I do survive the layoffs, I feel a “believe in something, risk everything” moment coming on...

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Post ID: @bimo+16a73Jib

When was the last time Nike hired anyone over the age of 55 no matter the color? It’s not only Nike but many companies don’t give you a chance or a call. People have to work longer to save for retirement or have health care benefits. Please remember what inclusive means. Experienced worker need opportunities to no matter race or gender. Keep an open mind.

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Post ID: @ahcm+16a73Jib

took the fall for lack of diversity. got rid of vp for d and i who was here less than two years - tcs. very sad. both women of color. they will hire someone else to try to rebuild from scratch but bs all around.

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Post ID: @aqyq+16a73Jib

Nike is a company that promotes and encourages racism to our customers, and then profits from it when those products are purchased under the guise of supporting a cause. Most people that work here may not feel that way, but that is how the company is perceived by most outsiders. I am not sure why anybody would want to be part of the Nike diversity program because the hypocrisy is deafening.

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Post ID: @5bam+16a73Jib

KL stood by while Exec. VP of Comms Nigel Powell allowed women and minorities in the org to be s-xually harassed, passed over and discounted for more than a decade. When the WOKE movement slapped him in the face he promptly promoted a few women who had proven themselves to be weak, compliant and no threat to his kingdom.
KL and at least one other newly promoted female Comms VP got sacked last week. Bye, bye WOKE movement. Nigel needs his stock options back.

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Post ID: @2kvk+16a73Jib

KL IS GOOD PEOPLE. She does not fit the need to fill a person of color profile but she knows diversity

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Post ID: @1lnn+16a73Jib

KL is an amazing person that had an impossible job.

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Post ID: @1juf+16a73Jib

They should do a clean sweep of Corp Comms. Clearly not doing their job if there’s a fresh scandal every 1-3 months. Not their fault, but their job to either help fix it or make sure it doesn’t blow up. Fail on both counts.

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Post ID: @1bfe+16a73Jib

KL, the former Comms VP who filled this job around the time TE was vaporized did not resign. She is among those VP's who lost their jobs last week.

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Post ID: @1nrj+16a73Jib

Never knew the protests were against "market capitalism", huh.

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Post ID: @dlf+16a73Jib

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