Felicia Mayo Takes Her Expertise to Nike as New Chief Diversity Officer



Nike names Felicia Mayo as their new Chief Talent, Diversity and Culture.


According to Bloomberg, Nike’s Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe has said the company aspires to be “a leader in building a diverse, inclusive team and culture.”

Prior to Nike, Mayo served as Head of Diversity & Inclusion and G&A HR at Tesla.

In this role, Mayo had the unique opportunity to work with employees, leaders and the marketplace globally, while impacting the world through the mission of Tesla.


Mayo started her career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a benefits research analyst, where she had the opportunity to lean into her leadership capabilities by leading one of the largest outsourced defined contributions accounts. PWC set the foundation for continued career growth in hi –tech Silicon Valley.


Mayo also worked with Juniper Networks for nine years where she led Global Diversity & Inclusion and Talent. She was at Siebel Systems for over five years, where she embraced technology and even in HR. She crossed boundaries in the development of technology with product marketing and IT, as an HR professional and provided HR support. In 2006, Siebel Systems was acquired by Oracle, where she spent two years successfully supporting Oracle University.


Mayo currently serves as a member of the Watermark Board of Directors.


Mayo earned a B.A. in political science from North Carolina State University.

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