Pinterest has named Nichole Barnes Marshall as our new global head of inclusion and diversity. She joins us Pinterest from Bath and Body Works where she was most recently the chief eiversity, equity and inclusion officer, responsible for leading the cultural transformation of the brand through the integration of DE&I programs and efforts across the company.
In her role at Pinterest, Marshall will focus on leading the company's I&D strategy and team, and integrating I&D principles, people and business processes. She will report to Christine Deputy, chief people officer at Pinterest, and will be a key partner to Ben Silbermann, co-founder and CEO at Pinterest, to drive accountability, adoption and strategies for workplace, culture and marketplace programs.
“Making Pinterest a place and a product where everyone feels a sense of belonging is core to our mission,” said Silbermann, co-founder and CEO at Pinterest. “I’m excited to welcome Nichole as our new Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity to continue building a culture where all people feel heard and valued for the unique perspectives they bring to Pinterest.”
Marshall brings more than 20 years of experience in DE&I and recruitment at iconic brands like L Brands, Aon and IBM. She is very active in the community on a variety of issues, including social justice, educational access and economic opportunity and serves on boards including National Urban League Diversity Advisory Board, Columbus Urban League, African American Leadership Academy and United Way of Central Ohio.
“Doing the important work of diversity, equity and inclusion is not just my occupation, it is my occu-passion. I’m excited to bring that passion and purpose to support all Pinployees and Pinners in fulfilling our mission of inspiring people to live a life that they love,” Marshall said.
With her extensive experience in the I&D space and passion for community-focused issues, the company said it is thrilled to welcome Marshall as it continues its diversity, equity and inclusion journey together.