Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes NIKE Inc.’s Chief Human Resources Officer Monique Matheson for a conversation about how the pandemic changed the employee-employer relationship, how businesses can build high-functioning teams, and the power of speaking out for social justice from the platform of an international brand. They also discuss how sports principles can enhance employee synergy, the importance of supporting mental health and wellness, and why accountability is critical for making meaningful progress in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Meet Monique Matheson
Monique Matheson is Chief Human Resources Officer at NIKE Inc., the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel, employing more than 79,000 people. As the company’s top HR executive, Matheson drives NIKE’s global human resources strategy and supports its business growth and transformation through the lens of people. She oversees talent acquisition & management; culture; diversity, equity and inclusion; leadership development; and employee engagement, among other functions. Over the course of 25 years, Matheson has served in numerous roles at NIKE, including VP, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer; and VP and Human Resources Business Partner for North America, Global Product Creation (Footwear, Apparel and Equipment), and Global Functions and Nike Inc. Affiliates.
Prior to joining NIKE, Matheson worked as an employment attorney. A former college tennis player, she holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of Washington and a juris doctor in employment law from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.