More Black women are stepping into leadership roles within the media and entertainment industries, and this week SiriusXM and Pandora Music has named Nicole Hughey as its new vice president of diversity & inclusion, Variety reports.
We’re thrilled to welcome Nicole Hughey, our new Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, to the @SIRIUSXM + @pandoramusic family! We couldn’t be more excited to have her on board. Welcome, Nicole! #sxmpandoralife pic.twitter.com/LvG7Y9bEPy
— SiriusXMLife (@siriusxmlife) July 16, 2020
Hughey’s new position is based out of New York, and she’s expected to report to Dara Altman, the company’s chief administrative officer.
According to the company’s memo, Hughey will have a hand in creating and executing programs as well as evaluating the company’s policies and practices to “enable us to cultivate an organization with individuals of diverse backgrounds at all levels, and where all of our people are included and have the opportunity to grow and succeed.”
Within her new role, she will also have the power to create, cultivate, and maintain a company culture that uplifts underrepresented groups, specifically focusing on the Black community.
“While this is not a new role, it holds even greater importance in this moment to make real change and truly step toward increasing diversity and inclusion within our organization,” the memo states.
Most recently, Hughey served as the senior director in the office of diversity, equity & inclusion at Mass General Brigham, and previously worked at Travelers Companies where she held a number of roles, including second vice president, Variety states.
Hughey was also recognized as one of Diversity Global Magazine’s Top 15 Champions of Diversity back in 2019.
SiriusXM welcomes Hughey to the company as they move toward a more diverse company culture that increases opportunities for Black people and people of color.