THE WHAT? Fairchild Media has named Tara Donaldson as its Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Executive Editor of WWD.
THE DETAILS Donaldson joined Fairchild Media in September, 2013 as Editorial Director at sister title Sourcing Journal. She is also the Founder of The Diversity List, which highlights ethnic and gender diversity at 100 leading fashion companies.
“I’m excited to be joining a publication with WWD’s history and prestige, and I look forward to both honoring its legacy and adding something new to help carry the publication into its future,” Donaldson said.
Peter Sadera, currently Managing Editor at WWD, has been appointed Editor in Chief of Sourcing Journal.
THE WHY? James Fallon, editorial director of WWD and Fairchild Media “Tara’s focus on diversity within the fashion industry will bring valuable insights to WWD’s coverage of that issue as we continue to hold the industry to a higher standard. Her digital expertise also will help us to develop features and breaking news stories with even greater depth and engagement. We are very excited she is joining us.”