Nzinga is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena—the first person to hold this position in the National Basketball Association—responsible for developing and embedding diversity and inclusion best practices throughout the organization. She designed a strategic cross-departmental program to create a deeper cultural awareness and sensitivity and is developing a strategy to embed equity and inclusion in all programmatic activity, governance and daily administration of the organization. This initiative also extends to fans, customers and community partners. Nzinga is focused on building a foundation that will advance diversity and inclusion as a core component of the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena brand and to drive the business.
Shaw has been at the forefront of leading organizational change through diversity. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Edelman, the world’s largest and most profitable public relations agency. She also worked in human resources at Essence Magazine, the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network and the National Football League.
Shaw is also on the Board of Directors of the National Black Public Relations Society and the Georgia Diversity Council. She is an alumna of Spelman College, the University of Pennsylvania and was a study abroad scholar at Oxford University. Her academic settings have enabled her to experience rich diversity while studying among a wide array of individuals hailing from all around the globe.