Popular image-sharing and social media company Pinterest has announced that Nichole Barnes Marshall will be joining the organization as its new Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity. Marshall joins the San Francisco-based company, founded in 2009, with more than 20 years of experience in the DEI and recruitment fields. Prior to joining Pinterest, Marshall was the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for retail giant Bath and Body Works.
“In her role at Pinterest, she will focus on leading our I&D strategy and team and integrating I&D principles into our people and business processes,” the company said in a press release. “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. She will help drive accountability, adoption and strategies for workplace, culture and marketplace programs.”
In a statement announcing Marshall’s appointment, Silbermann said, “Making Pinterest a place and a product where everyone feels a sense of belonging is core to our mission. I’m excited to welcome Nichole as our new Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity to continue building a culture where all people feel heard and valued for the unique perspectives they bring to Pinterest.”
Before her role at Bath and Body Works, Marshall worked at companies 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. She also serves on boards including National Urban League Diversity Advisory Board, Columbus Urban League, African American Leadership Academy and United Way of Central Ohio,” the company said.
“Doing the important work of diversity, equity and inclusion is not just my occupation, it is my occu-passion,” added Marshall. “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.”