Nzinga Shaw’s career as a corporate diversity officer wasn’t by design.
September 11, 2015
5 Starting Points for Innovate Raleigh’s Focus on Diversity
Atlanta Hawks Chief Diversity Officer Nzinga Shaw shares experiences and lessons that led to a career promoting inclusion.
She attended top-ranked historically-black women’s college Spelman College not to explore the ins and outs of race and ethnicity but to get a good education that could help her land a good job. She worked for Essence Magazine, the National Football League and the global PR firm Edelman in human resources and public relations.
But a slew of experiences during her 15 years in business have informed a unique position on diversity that isn’t what you might expect.