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Black Woman-Led DEIB Tech Company Kanarys Appoints Google's Chief Diversity Officer Melonie D. Parker To Its Board

Google’s Chief Diversity Officer Melonie D. Parker has been appointed to Kanarys, Inc.’s board of directors.

Aug 30, 2023

Live Nation Appoints LeBron James' Agent And Klutch Sports Group CEO Rich Paul To Its Board Of Directors

Rich Paul is bringing his business expertise to one of the leading global entertainment companies. The Klutch Sports Group founder and CEO has been appointed to Live Nation Entertainment’s Board of Directors, according to a press release, joining other familiar faces like Maverick Carter and Jimmy Iovine.

Apr 14, 2023

Ayesha Curry Becomes A Board Member For Organic Gardening Brand Back To The Roots

Ayesha Curry is going from having a “green thumb” to becoming a leader in the gardening space. According to a press release, the chef has joined one of the leading organic gardening brands Back to the Roots’ Board of Directors. With the news, Curry is marked as the sixth member of the Oakland-based company’s board, which has a focus on product and brand development. Through her new appointment, they’re striving to further connect with their Gen Z consumers with Curry’s “ cachet to the company as it looks to capitalize on healthier and more sustainable food practices popular with younger people.” “I am so excited to join the board of Back to the Roots,” Curry shared, per the press release. “Nikhil, Alejandro and I share a passion for educating families about the magic of growing their own food and creating excitement about making healthy food choices. As a mom, it is important for me to encourage my children to develop a healthy lifestyle while also being mindful of protecting the...

Aug 17, 2022

Daymond John Joins Board Of Directors For Overtime, A Sports Company Backed By Jeff Bezos, Drake, And More

Daymond John is taking his business expertise to the sports world. According to a press release, the entrepreneur has signed on to the Board of Directors for Overtime — a sports company backed by Jeff Bezos, Drake, and more.

May 17, 2022

Red Sox Foundation Appoints Maverick Carter, LeBron James' Business Partner, To Its Board Of Directors

Maverick Carter has a new mission on his hands with the Red Sox Foundation. In 2021, Carter became a part-owner of the baseball team alongside his business partner LeBron James. Fast forward to less than a year later, and Carter has been appointed to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, according to a press release.

Jan 19, 2022

StockX Appoints Robin Washington To Its Board, 'As A Detroit Native, I've Long Been Inspired By StockX'

StockX has appointed Robin Washington as its new audit committee chair, the company shared in a press release. Detroit-based StockX is known for its online marketplace featuring luxury sneakers, apparel and accessories, electronics, collectibles, and trading cards. The five-year-old company, which only allows sellers to list new items in original packaging, also has a rigorous authentication process to ensure products are real. Washington joins StockX’s board with a wealth of experience advising tech and life science companies. In her new role, she’ll advise its leaders as StockX plans for international expansion and diversifying its catalog. “Robin is a proven and dynamic leader, with deep experience as an operator and board member at some of the leading global organizations of our time. Today, we’re thrilled to welcome her to the StockX board as the Chair of our Audit Committee,” StockX CEO Scott Cutler said in a statement . “Robin’s perspective will be invaluable to our...

Dec 8, 2021

Rosario Dawson Becomes One Of The First Women Of Color To Join The Board Of A Major Cannabis Brand

The cannabis space is still in need of some serious diversifying, but actress and activist Rosario Dawson is helping to change the face of the industry with her newly-appointed role. Today, Dawson joined the Board of Directors of leading cannabis-infused beverage company Cann, making history as one of the first queer women of color to serve on the board of a major cannabis brand. Image Courtesy of Cann The barrier-breaking move is one that the actress was eager to be a part of, noting that the cannabis company is setting an example that could be a catalyst for change across the industry. “Cann has proven to be such a leading voice for diversity and inclusion in the cannabis industry that I knew I had to get involved with the company,” Dawson tells AfroTech exclusively. “Their example is one to follow. As one of the first multi-racial women to serve on the board of a major cannabis brand, my mission is to use this position to push the industry towards much-needed change happening...

Aug 19, 2021

Netflix Appoints Billionaire African Telecom Mogul, Strive Masiyiwa to Board of Directors

Netflix is making some more changes to its leadership ahead of the new year. Deadline reports the streaming giant has named Strive Masiyiwa — billionaire founder and chairman of telecom tech company Econet Group — to its board of directors. “We are delighted to welcome Strive to the Netflix board,” Netflix co-founder, chairman and co-CEO Reed Hastings said in a statement. “His entrepreneurship and vision in building businesses across Africa and beyond will bring valuable insights and experience to our board as we work to improve and serve more members all around the world.” Masiyiwa’s appointment to the board follows the news of former United Nations U.S. ambassador Susan Rice’s departure from the streamer’s team. According to Variety, Rice is relinquishing her board seat at Netflix to join president-elect Joe Biden’s administration on Jan. 20, 2021. Masiyiwa previously launched his mobile phone network, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, in his native country back in 1998 after a years-long...

Dec 17, 2020

Starbucks Appoints Mellody Hobson As Board Chair, the First Black Woman In the Role

Here’s something to raise your coffee cups to! Starbucks just named Mellody Hobson as the new chair of its board of directors, making her the first Black woman to hold the role at the company, reports CNN Business. Hobson is currently the co-CEO of Ariel Investments, an asset management firm, and will step into her new position this forthcoming March. Since 2005, she has been a director at the company and will now replace Myron E. Ullman, III who has been the chair since 2018. Hobson has been among the many who’ve called for companies to put action behind increasing diversity among their leaders. “Companies right now have to get their houses in order,” she said during an appearance on “CBS This Morning” in June. “The board of directors have to hold the leaders of these organizations accountable around these issues of diversity.” As a woman that wears many hats, Hobson is also a director of JPMorgan Chase and previously held positions as a director of Estée Lauder, and was the chair...

Dec 10, 2020

Charles Phillips Commits $1M Gift to Cultural Landmark Apollo Theater As New Chairman of Board

The Apollo Theater has appointed a new chairman to its board of directors as it continues its mission to provide a cultural space for future generations. This week, the Harlem landmark named Charles Phillips — a former board member and Vice Chairman for the nonprofit — as its new Chairman of the Board, according to a press release. Phillips marked his new appointment with a generous $1 million gift to the theater’s Emergency Fund, which was created to ensure the theater’s continued financial stability amid its COVID-19 closure. “From his work on the Board’s Executive Committee to his generous $1 million gift to the Theater at this critical time, Charles’ commitment to the Apollo has been immense,” said Apollo Theater President/CEO Jonelle Procope in a statement . “His support, coupled with additional donations from many donors, has enabled us to meet the Emergency Fund’s $4 million goal, allowing us to create dynamic, free events and education programs on the Apollo Digital Stage...

Dec 4, 2020

U.S. Ambassador William E. Kennard Named Chairman of AT&T’s Board of Directors

AT&T — the world’s largest telecommunications and media company — now joins the slew of U.S. companies being corporately-governed by Black leaders. Today, AT&T’s board of directors announced that it has selected U.S. Ambassador William E. Kennard to serve as its chairman. He will replace current executive chairman Randall Stephenson, effective January 2021. According to Black Enterprise , this appointment in particular holds much significance as the former FCC Chairman now represents a handful of Black executives who have risen to lead corporate governance at the country’s largest publicly traded companies. Earlier this year, AT&T announced its plan to elect an independent chairman upon Stephenson’s retirement — following his 13-year tenure with the company — as part of its commitment to strong leadership. “Bill’s deep knowledge of communications, media and technology, proven leadership and broad experience across capital markets and government uniquely positions him to serve as...

Nov 12, 2020

Ralph Lauren Appoints Longtime Obama Advisor, Valerie Jarrett to Board of Directors

Former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett has just been appointed to Ralph Lauren’s board, joining effective Tuesday (Oct. 20), reports MarketWatch. Jarrett now makes up four of the 13 directors on the board that are women. “We are pleased to welcome Valerie to the Ralph Lauren Board of Directors,” said Ralph Lauren, Executive Chairman, and Chief Creative Officer, according to CityBizList . “Valerie is a proven and highly respected leader with a clear passion for citizenship and making a positive impact on the world.” He adds: “Valerie’s breadth of experience across the public and private sectors and unparalleled expertise in government, law, and leadership will bring a new perspective as we continue to build the future for our iconic Company.” She is the longest-serving Senior Advisor to the Obama Administration where she oversaw the Intergovernmental Affairs, the Offices of Public Engagement, and chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls. In addition to her role as an advisor...

Oct 20, 2020

These Two Black Women Were Just Appointed to Gaming Company DraftKings' Board of Directors

We love to see it! Sports betting operator, DraftKings just announced the appointment of Valerie Mosley and Jocelyn Moore to its board of directors. According to a press release , the ladies will join NBA legend, Michael Jordan , who has just been named as the board’s Special Advisor. “I am very much looking forward to working closely with both Valerie and Jocelyn as we continue to grow DraftKings,” said Jason Robins, the company’s co-founder, chairman of the Board, and CEO in a press statement . “They each bring a unique skill set that will complement those of our existing members while simultaneously bringing new perspectives and ideas to the table.” Prior to joining DraftKings, Moore served as the executive vice president of Communications and Public Affairs for the National Football League and currently holds the seat as the Executive-In-Residence at The Gathering spot in Atlanta. “I am thrilled to serve on the DraftKings’ Board of Directors. With its innovative and engaging...

Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Tarika Barrett, COO of Girls Who Code, Joins McGraw Hill's Board of Directors

McGraw Hill — the well-known educational company teaching youth about science and technology — is taking steps toward a digitally-focused future. To help make this happen, the learning science company has announced a new addition to their board of directors, Dr. Tarika Barrett — Chief Operating Officer at Girls Who Code — according to a news release . “Tarika brings extensive leadership experience and a record of achievement in the education sector,” said Larry Berg — a senior partner at Apollo Global Management and Chairman of the board of McGraw Hill — in a statement . “She will work closely with me, Simon Allen, and the company’s other board members to provide counsel on numerous strategic, and operational matters that will help position McGraw Hill for continued success.” As a newly appointed board member, Barrett will support the company’s mission while also providing counsel to assist in developing world-class content for its digital learning platforms, according to a press...

Sep 15, 2020

Pinterest Responds to Discrimination Claims by Appointing its First Black Board Member

Image sharing and social media platform, Pinterest, appointed Andrea Wishom to their Board of Directors, making her the first Black person ever appointed to the company’s board. The move to appoint Wishom, who serves as president at Skywalker Holdings, comes after Pinterest received allegations of racism and poor pay by former employees back in June and July of this year. After the social media platform claimed to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Ifeoma Ozoma, Aerica Shimizu Banks, and other unidentified individuals told Washington Post that they had been mistreated by their white peers. The allegations were followed by a campaign that called for Pinterest to increase pay for Black employees. A website and arranged walkout emerged to support Ozoma and Banks. Ben Silbermann, the company’s CEO and co-founder, guaranteed that a person of color would soon be hired and that his company “needs to be better.” He followed through on his promise and says that Wishom is “a...

Aug 20, 2020