Malika Savell is the new Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for PRADA North America, according to a press release from the PRADA Group.
Savell will be responsible for developing strategies, policies, and programs to make sure there is a diverse representation of cultures and perspectives for the company at all levels. She will be in charge of working with the Group’s global leadership to strengthen the inclusive advancement and culture for the company’s talents while reporting to Marcelo Noschese, Prada USA CEO.
Previously, Savell was the Director of Cultural Diversity, Partnerships and Engagement at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. According to PressReader, she was named to Event Marketers’ 35 Under 35, a list that highlights the top 35 experiential marketers in the U.S. under the age of 35.
In her new role, she will work closely with Prada’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council which is chaired by award-winning writer, producer, and director, Ava DuVernay, along with activist and artist, Theaster Gates. Ultimately, they will work together to provide opportunities for students of color while investing in internship, apprenticeship, and scholarship programs.
She will also collaborate with the Group and the Councils’ creative and design teams to ensure the company stays abreast of global social awareness around culture, politics, and race.