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Nzinga Shaw      

President of TurnkeyZRG; Former Global Chief of Diversity and Inclusion at Starbucks & The Atlanta Hawks

Nzinga “Zing” Shaw joined ZRG in 2021 and is the Global Pactoice Group Leader and Managing Director of the DEI/ESG Practice and the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer for ZRG.

Shaw is an experienced C-suite executive with extensive hands-on experience and knowledge spanning change and crisis management, human capital management, employee relations, talent acquisition, organizational and strategic planning, branding, community engagement, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). She is known for her pioneering DE&I work with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, launching the MOSAIC symposium (Model of Shaping Atlanta through Inclusive Conversations) and making the Hawks the first professional sports team to celebrate the LGTBQ community.

Notably, Shaw was the first Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at four blue chip organizations: Edelman, Starbucks, Marsh McLennan, and the NBA. She has been recognized with numerous “40 Under 40” awards from the likes of Sports Business Journal, Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Network Journal, and PR Week. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees of Fisk University, the Board of Directors of ColorComm, and the Board of Advisors of Arctos Sports Partners, she was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve a six-year term on the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center.

Shaw received her MLA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from Spelman College. She was a study abroad scholar at Oxford.


The N.F.L. Reconsiders the Rooney Rule - The New York Times
Feb 9, 2022 ... “There is an accountability mechanism” at public corporations, said Nzinga Shaw, who worked in the human resources department at the N.F.L. and was a member ...
Meet Nzinga Shaw: The NBA’s First Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
While the NBA is male-dominated both on the court and in the boardroom, Atlanta Hawks Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Nzinga Shaw, is working to change that dynamic.

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