Hear from NIKE, Inc. President & CEO John Donahoe as he introduces this year's NIKE, Inc. Impact Report and shares Purpose targets for 2025, reinforcing the company's belief in its role and vision to create a more active and equitable future.
As part of a combined $140 million investment to address racial inequality, Nike, Converse, Jordan Brand and Michael Jordan will invest $1 million to support Goalsetter, the only youth financial literacy platform in the United States that is led by a Black female entrepreneur. Founded by Tanya Van Court, Goalsetter uses digital platforms to engage youth and help them better understand financial well-being, while saving for their future — all through fun games and support from celebrities, musicians and athletes. This partnership coincides with the rollout of $2.75 million in Black Community Commitment investments to local organizations focused on economic empowerment, education and social justice in seven U.S. cities, starting with Portland and New York City today.
At Nike, we are building a diverse, inclusive team and culture of belonging – one that reflects the diversity of the athletes we honor, the people who love our products and the communities we serve. That’s why we’ve partnered with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (tag) to pursue the #MLTBlackEquityatWork Certification. The first-of-its-kind program provides a clear standard and roadmap for companies aiming to achieve Black equity internally and to support Black equity in society.
In 2019 Nike and the WNBA teamed up to create Women in Nike (WIN), a program that provides dynamic work experience for retired or retiring WNBA players. Because our first run was so successful, we're running it back with a new class of players. Hear from Sonja Henning, Nike VP, NA League Partnerships, former WNBA player and current WIN advisor as she checks in with our first class and introduces the newest members of the program.
Forbes recently named Jarvis Sam, VP of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Nike in its 30 Under 30 in the Sports category. Last year, Jarvis led the launch of two of our flagship talent programs: the Serena Design Crew, made up of a team of emergent New York City designers and the WIN program, to hire retired WNBA players into roles at Nike. Congrats to Jarvis and the other trailblazers who made the list!
Our Military and Veteran teammates bring diversity of thought and experience to NIKE, Inc. and today we honor them. Learn more about our commitment to the Veteran community, as well as some of the benefits we offer our military teammates.
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Nike and Adobe are partnering on the Adobe Analytics Challenge, the only collegiate competition where students get a chance to work with real data to solve a real business challenge. Learn more, including how to watch the finals live on November 17.
In response to the recent wildfires in Oregon, the Nike Apparel community came together and donated more than 30,000 apparel, accessories and footwear product samples to help families and communities in need across the state. It was an incredible effort over the past month led by a few passionate teammates – and just one example of employees coming together to support our home state. Nike encourages all employees to volunteer and support the communities where they live and work.
Sunday is National Coming Out Day and in honor of, we share a powerful story from Erica Marsha Bougard, an American heptathlete and part of the Nike BeTrue campaign, about her coming out journey.