How can companies correct the problem?
“This is a way of life, and we as individuals have to be overcomers. It is our duty to stand tall and present ourselves in a professional manner at all times. It is our duty to keep knocking on the door until someone answers. That will bring about change, and the problem will eventually correct itself. Maybe not today, but who knows — tomorrow?”— Delmore “Recognition would be a good start. There are so many talented diverse leaders at brands, but no one knows about them. If people knew these folks existed, maybe this would give other diverse candidates North Stars they [can] aspire to shoot for. How many people know that most of [Nike’s] footwear leaders are AfricanAmerican? Charles Williams runs men’s, Dave Schechter runs Air Max. And the Nike Energy/ Collabs are run by Kris Wright, who arguably has one of the most storied footwear careers no one even knows about.”— Whitner