In March, Nike announced that it was investigating complaints about workplace behavior. Now, the Nike’s Head of Diversity has left the company.
Antoine Andrews, an executive in charge of overseeing diversity and inclusion at the sportswear giant, has left the company amid a review of the company’s corporate culture.
According to Bloomberg, Andrews joined Nike in 2015 as a vice president, but the company declined to say why Andrews left. He was named one of Mogul’s top 100 innovators in diversity and inclusion for 2017.
In early April, Nike’s top human resource executive told employees in a memo that the company “has failed to gain traction” in hiring and promoting women and minorities.
According to a Nike memo reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Matheson wrote that the company wants “to create a culture of true inclusion. As part of our plan, we need to improve representation of women and people of color.”
Last month, Nike’s No. 2 executive, Trevor Edwards, resigned his position. Days later, the brand forced out Jayme Martin, a vice president and general manager of global categories including women’s, running, training, and basketball. Nike had received complaints about Martin but not about Edwards, who will stay with Nike until August.
According to sources that spoke with the Wall Street Journal, Martin and Edwards protected male subordinates that engaged in behavior that was demeaning to fellow colleagues.