THE WHAT? Hudson’s Bay has announced the landmark appointment of its first Diversity and Inclusion executive, effective November 23, according to a report published by WWD.
THE DETAILS Ekua Quansah has been named Divisional Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, charged with leading the owner of Saks’ D&I strategy. She will also serve as Co-Chair of the D&I Council. She joins the North American retailer from the Law Society of Ontario, where she was Policy Counsel for Equity Initiatives.
THE WHY? Janis Leigh, Hudson’s Bay Chief Human Resources Officer explains, “Ekua brings extensive experience in the D&I space that will drive our business and inform decisions that impact our associates, customers and communities. While reporting to HR, Ekua’s strategic leadership and vision of equality, diversity and respect for all will flow through every facet of our organization.”