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Sesame Workshop Elevates Wanda Witherspoon to Newly Created Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Role

Sesame Street is welcoming a new member to its team! The nonprofit behind the iconic children’s show, Sesame Workshop, has named Wanda Witherspoon as its new Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) — an executive position that was just created, reports PR Newswire. Joining the nonprofit’s top leadership, she will lead a review of the organizations’ global business practices at the entry-level while directly reporting to Chief Executive Officer Steve Youngwood. Witherspoon will ensure that all processes- employee recruitment, staff development, vendor selection, and more — reflect the Workshop’s foundational values. She will also continue leading multi-level employee discussion groups which will, in turn, enable her to represent many viewpoints. “Having directly witnessed Sesame Workshop’s impact on diverse communities around the world for more than twenty years, I am thrilled to now lead our efforts to ensure that same impact extends within the organization,” said...

Mar 18, 2021