Nike's CEO Speaks out About the Toxic Corporate Culture

After reports of sexism, harassment and more.

By //Entertainment

Last month, reports surrounding employees at Nike surfaced with claims that many women had experienced sexism and sexual harassment in the work place. After reports came out, many male executives have left the company, causing a big shift at the sportswear giant’s management.

Now, Nike’s CEO Mark Parker has issued a public apology during an all-staff meeting for his involvement in allowing a workplace culture where many felt excluded and weren’t taken seriously. According to The Wall Street Journal, Parker said that, “Throughout all of this change, we — and I — missed something,” and continued to state: “While many of us feel like we’re treated with respect at Nike, that wasn’t the case in all teams. And if all of our teammates don’t see the same opportunities, we just can’t accept that.” Parker finished the meeting by asking the staff to move towards the future, and to “support each other, be energetic, engaged, constructive and passionate, yet respectful, open and humble.”

Read more about situation here, and head over to The Wall Street Journal to read the full apology.

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