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Feb 8, 2023

Nzinga “Zing” Shaw is the first Senior Vice President and Global Chief Impact Officer of Velocity Global. She currently oversees their four centers of excellence: DEI, ESG, Community Engagement, and Philanthropy. 

Zing is an experienced C-suite executive with extensive hands-on experience and knowledge spanning change and crisis management to human capital management, employee relations, talent acquisition, organizational and strategic planning, branding, and community engagement.

She is known for her pioneering DEI work with the National Basketball Association, serving as the first D&I Officer, and representing the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena franchise. Zing was the first Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at four blue-chip organizations: Edelman, the NBA, Starbucks, and Marsh McLennan. 

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. 

Listen in for some great takeaways about how Zing has transformed some of the largest companies out there and continues to leave her mark on corporate America by making it better than she found it. 

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...

  • Learn more about Nzinga “Zing” Shaw and what led her to DEI work [4:08] 
  • Why Zing walked away from multiple full-ride NCAA scholarships [10:20] 
  • How being authentically herself shaped Zing’s life and career [14:05] 
  • What Zing learned from her time with the NFL, NBA, and Starbucks [17:52]
  • Partnering with Vision to Learn to change the trajectory of a child’s life [20:33] 
  • Why Zing’s career path was more of a jungle gym instead of a ladder [25:22] 
  • How learning to push away what others think has led to Zing’s success [29:02] 
  • What people need to understand about diversity, equity, and inclusion [30:33]
  • Why you should become part of the communities you want to support [35:16] 
  • Zing shares some tips to help you build leadership in your organization [39:11] 
  • What Zing did today that put her in the right mindset for success [44:27]

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