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Broadcast, Digital & Media, Growth, Partnerships, Sport Business | Nov 11, 2019
Nielsen Sports' take on diversity and inclusion within the sports industry.

The old adage that “if you have the same thinkers from the same backgrounds, you’ll always get the same results,” certainly rings true for Jerome Quartey when it comes to trying to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the sports industry.

Speaking in front of 150 executives at October’s Leaders Meet: Diversity; Black Excellence event, the latest in our Leaders Meet: Diversity Series, in partnership with Facebook, Quartey shared his sports industry story so far, as well as discussing the ways in which the sector can – and should – be changing.

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In this interview, recorded behind the scenes at Facebook, London, Quartey:

  • Reflects on his panel conversation, which brought together a group of young black sports industry leaders;
  • Reveals the changes across the industry he’s seen in the past 5 years;
  • And outlines what he’d like to see change in 2020 and beyond.

 

And the diversity conversation continues in 2020. We’ll be hosting two Women in Sport events taking place on 6 March at Facebook in London and New York, with Black Excellence kicking off Leaders Week New York on 18 May. Check out what we’ve got planned here.

Quartey speaking alongside Lauren Estwick of Octagon and former Team GB athlete Jeannette Kwakye on-stage at Black Excellence.

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