ESPN Names New Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Wokie Daboh has been named Director of Diversity and Inclusion at ESPN. She previously was a Senior Manager for Global Inclusion Diversity and Engagement at Medtronic, where she was responsible for creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, and managing the organization's recruitment strategy. She also served as a Manager for Global Inclusion Diversity and Engagement there. Daboh -- who is of Liberian descent -- previously worked in a variety of human resources roles at Target, SC Johnson, and Kohl’s. The 2004 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduate holds a Master’s from the University of Massachusetts. ESPN has been celebrated many times for its diverse hiring practices. However, the network did come under fire earlier this year for sidelining one of its star talents, Jemele Hill, after she called out white supremacy in the White House, the NFL, and the country. Hill has since joined The Atlantic and the new ESPN President, Jimmy Pitaro, has asked that talent stick exclusively to sports so as to not drive a wedge between the network and the NFL. More about Daboh here.