• Why a former Air Jordan design director left his job to lead the charge for Black representation across the sneaker industry

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Pensole
    D'Wayne Edwards is one of a handful of Black designers who built a successful career in the sneaker industry. He worked as Nike's footwear design director between 2001 and 2011, where he made sneakers for the Air Jordan brand. Now, Edwards is leading the charge for more Black representation in the sneaker industry, via his work as the founder of design academy Pensole and as a leader for The African American Footwear Forum , which addresses and solves diversity issues in the field. "It's our job to tear the damn door down," Edwards said of the industry's barriers to entry for Black...
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  • The dark secret at the core of the yachting industry: 15 current and former crew members describe what it's really like to work on a superyacht, from bullying to sexual harassment

    The dark secret at the core of the yachting industry: 15 current and former crew members describe what it's really like to work on a superyacht, from bullying to sexual harassment

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Those who work in the yachting industry say it has a sexual harassment and abuse problem.
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    The yachting industry seems glamorous, but it may be hiding an abuse problem.
    Business Insider spoke with two dozen people who work or have worked in the industry. They all described an endless cycle of abuse on board.
    Fifteen current and former crew members came forward with sexual harassment or bullying allegations.
    Crew often don't report such incidents because there's no real framework within the industry to do so. International laws and fear of professional...
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