The leading retailer of athleisure apparels in the world, Nike has had a tough time lately, as last week, the number of executives (who have been fired/exited) reached double digits. A spokesperson from Nike confirmed that five officials have exited the company which includes, Trevor Edwards, who was seen as the next CEO of the company.
Other than Edwards, Nike confirmed that Steve Lesnard, Head of Running in North America; Helen Kim, Head of Eastern North America; Simon Pestridge, Head of Marketing for the company’s performance categories; and Tommy Kain, Nike’s Director of Sports Marketing have also left top posts at the company.
Post such exits, the US media re-counted countless cases of harassment at workplace with women and the biased nature of promotion that has been going around inside Nike’s managerial department.
The behavioural problems have also dented Nike’s sales in North America, when the company saw a rise in every other part of the world.
Notably, Nike’s CEO, Mark Parker, recently apologised to his employees for the workplace culture that has gone downhill in the recent past. “If all of our teammates can’t feel like everyone is treated the same and don’t see the same opportunities, we just can’t accept that,” he said.
It is being reported that a group of female Nike employees carried out a survey to sought inputs on sexual harassment and discrimination against women at the workplace. The finding of which were presented to Parker in March which steered a series of resignations.