Meredith Corporation has announced that Diane L. Parker has been named vice president of diversity and inclusion, effective January 28.
Meredith Corporation is the leading brand-led multi-platform media company, which engages nearly 95 percent of all U.S. women and more than 150 million digital consumers. Some of its brands include People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Food & Wine, Better Homes & Gardens, and InStyle.
“Meredith has made great progress in its Diversity and Inclusion program, focusing on its three pillars of recruitment, retention, and education, and I look forward to keeping the momentum going,” said Parker in a written statement. “I am particularly eager to work with Meredith’s outstanding employee resource groups and Diversity and Inclusion committee. It is exciting to see employees leaning in to make a difference not only for their coworkers but for Meredith’s customers, clients, and the communities they serve.”
Parker will be heading Meredith’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and programming across all locations and businesses. She will report to senior vice president of human resources Dina Nathanson.
“Diane is a proven leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion work and will be an outstanding addition to our team,” said Nathanson. “Making Meredith a more diverse and inclusive workplace is a top priority for the organization. Diane has expertise in recruitment, talent retention, employee experience, and partnering with content creators. Her experience at the Associated Press made her a perfect fit. I am excited to partner with her as we continue to move our D&I program into the future.”
For the past 2 decades, Parker served in a role as director, staffing, global diversity and inclusion for the Associated Press (AP). While there, she created training, education, leadership development, onboarding, and orientation programs, and redesigned the news organization’s global news internship program with a key focus on diversity and inclusion.
Before joining the AP, she served as a human resources manager for both Harrah’s Entertainment and BJC Healthcare in the St. Louis area.