Conde Nast Hires First Global Diversity Officer, 'Dallas Morning News' EIC Exits

Condé Nast today named Yashica Olden as its first global chief diversity and inclusion officer.

Olden will be responsible for developing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies across the company’s portfolio of brands and divisions. 

“I’m excited to join the team and work with the incredibly talented editors, writers, designers and marketers to embed a global diversity and inclusion framework into every aspect of the business,” Olden stated.

Olden most recently served as executive director of inclusion and diversity on WPP’s global culture team. 

Her appointment takes effect October 26. 

Olden will report to Stan Duncan, Chief People Officer of Condé Nast.

“As a company, we are committed to recruiting and developing a diverse and inclusive workplace, and as content creators, it’s incredibly important that we have a team that has a broad range of perspectives and voices,” stated Duncan. 



“Yashica brings a wealth of experience in helping elevate diversity and inclusion strategies in large companies like ours, and I’m looking forward to her insight and counsel in helping move our workplace culture forward,” he added.

This week, Condé Nast also appointed Li Li as the managing director of Condé Nast China, which publishes Vogue, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler and AD, under copyright cooperation with partners. 

In her new role, Li will oversee all aspects of the business across its Beijing and Shanghai offices and report directly to Roger Lynch, CEO of Condé Nast. 

Li previously led the online retail experience VIPLUX at commerce platform She was most recently at Bose, where she served as head of greater China, consumer electronics.

Separately, Mike Wilson is stepping down as editor of The Dallas Morning News after nearly six years on the job.

Wilson announced his departure Tuesday in a note to newsroom staff.

“Running a newspaper today is like swimming across a hot fudge river: You gorge yourself on the decadent pleasure of it, but you have to kick like hell to get to the other side,” he wrote. “So I’m full, and I’m tired. My immediate plan is to just recharge.”

Wilson will stay through the end of the year to assist with the transition.

Managing editor Keith Campbell will take over newsroom leadership, effective immediately.

Wilson was previously managing editor of FiveThirtyEight.

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