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HarperCollins, S&S add diversity-focused directors

In the US, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster (S&S) have both announced new diversity-focused directorial positions, reports Publishing Perspectives.

HarperCollins has appointed Gisselda Nuñez to the role of vice-president for diversity, equity and inclusion. Nuñez previously worked for Morgan Stanley for 16 years, where she was most recently the executive director of human resources and head of diversity strategy for North America.

HarperCollins said Nuñez’s role would include ‘partnering with our recruitment team on strategies and best practices; leading our diversity, equity, and inclusion learning and development program; overseeing the New York diversity and inclusion committee; partnering with executives and stakeholders throughout the business to drive decision-making and engagement; and acting as an advocate of change management in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.’

S&S has appointed Amanda Armstrong-Frank to the role of director of workplace culture and diversity initiatives. Armstrong-Frank has been at S&S since 1994, and has worked in managerial roles in business operations, customer programs and advertising.

S&S president and CEO Jonathan Karp said Armstrong-Frank will help develop ‘much-anticipated’ diversity and inclusion training for ‘all Simon & Schuster employees annually,’ as well as help ‘facilitate conversations and access to senior management, building targeted development programming and expanding management participation in our extensive recruitment outreach to pools of BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and people of color] talent.’


Category: International news