Noticed articles announcing new female leaders. What’s the word with Tracy’s old position?
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Tasha is winning. TWO highly publicized awards since the announcement of the CLO. Can’t wait to see all of the great things she does. Side note- Hannah won’t be around for long! She does not look happy in meetings, at all.
No way Eric is the advocate we all thought he was :-(
NMG is a place where everyone belongs, where diversity is valued, and where showing up as your full and authentic self is expected," said Eric Severson, Chief People & Belonging Officer, Neiman Marcus Group.
Eric. Don’t use those words when it’s convenient and for PR.
MLK Jr. describes us much better:
“There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.”
GVR once again shows he’s in charge and everyone else falls in line. There’s no way they should have hired externally especially when they settled for someone very similar to Tasha. Where was Eric in advocating for her? That’s his job. And David? And Lana? And Brandi? That’s what a leadership team does - push for the right answer! Point out the obvious! And the board just rubber stamped whatever GVR said.
And the last post has it right. B Level C Suite. At best.
All talk. No action. What a disappointment. The B level C Suite once again disappoints. And this was so easy to practice all that we hear - bring your authentic self to work, deliver in a results only work environment and you will be rewarded. What a slap to all who believe in this leadership team. I was hopeful, then skeptical and now a non believer.
Tasha leads with fact and then opinion. GVR doesn't want people who challenge him in any way - real or perceived - so there's no way he was going to hire Tasha. Look at the people he's hired. And those who are no longer here. There's a trend to hiring smiling people with limited depth and too much of an appreciation to GVR. Odds are Hannah is the same type but we don't know yet.
I'm sure Hannah is qualified. But hard to see a distinguishing factor about her - no relevant industry experience and limited experience as the CLO. So why hire her over Tasha? Makes no sense. Once again, GVR clearly shows there is no appreciation for anyone with any amount of tenure. And diversity? We have so few African Americans and there's no compelling reason to stay. The highly publicized diverse board is clearly not engaged.
Hannah Kim - Energizer. That’s the new CLO
So disappointed to see the last post. Sadly it’s very accurate. Looking back at old posts about this position this came up and was unfortunately correct: Odds are very high GVR will hire an external head of legal who is a woman. GVR will claim victory - I hired a woman! Love all around! And please don't question the competency of my new hire. She's way better than the current team.
And then the best legal talent will leave because they soon realize the leader isn't all that great except GVR loves her. Or the best talent will get pushed out because they question poor decisions. We’ve seen this story play out in the merchant organization already.
Tasha will not be the new CLO at NMG.
While NMG keeps bragging about diversity, and hiring another woman, it’s important to note that African American executives are less than 1%. Actions and not words.
We hope Tasha and other companies realize quickly that Tasha is amazing, smart and approachable. Even on paper Tasha’s qualifications exceed that of the new leader but the C-suite and board wanted another “yes woMAN”
It’s another sad day in retail.
We will surely lose a great advocate for the people if Geoffroy fails to promote Tasha. Tasha leads as a “real person,” and the fact that he sat on the panel and pretended to value bl---s and diversity while looking elsewhere for a legal leader while Tasha has been holding down the fort without issue, is sickening.
Just left to twist in the wind. Unfortunate. She’s more than qualified and could step right in.
In this instance, no news is probably not good news for the interim black female.