Always climbing, longtime entertainment executive Spelman College alumna Naledi Nyahuma Seck has just been named to a new position at The Orchard! Her experiences as an HBCU graduate and advocate of diversity will undoubtedly be bringing equity to her new company down from one of the highest levels. Learn more about her and her new position below in a release from Shannon Silver at The Daily Grind.
The Orchard is proud to welcome Naledi Nyahuma Seck to the company as Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. In her newly appointed role at The Orchard, Nyahuma Seck will continue the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, and establish talent pipelines and employee development programs.
“We will continue to focus on instituting fair practices across the board, and making The Orchard a place that truly fosters equity and inclusion,” said Colleen Theis, Chief Operating Officer, The Orchard. “We launched our employee-led Council for Equity and Progressive Action (CEPA), which has rolled out many new initiatives over the past year. We’re excited to welcome Naledi as she brings her experience, passion, and leadership alongside our company’s vision for a diverse and inclusive workplace.”
“The Orchard has demonstrated a commitment to empower artists and labels, uplift employees, and inspire fans to create a more equitable society. These are commitments and values that I personally believe in, and am invested in,” said Nyahuma Seck. “Music is a valuable connector of people. As we record this chapter in history, it is imperative that we show compassion while we educate and elevate our communities, and take collective action through our efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion. I am honored to join The Orchard.”
“I look forward to partnering with Naledi to keep cultivating intentional and long-lasting change within Sony Music Group and the industry at large,” said Tiffany R. Warren, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Sony Music Group.
Prior to joining The Orchard, Nyahuma Seck served as Senior Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Universal Music Group. She has managed a team of diversity advisors for the Company’s labels and business units since 2019. During her time there, she also served as the Co-Chair of Internal/Institutional Change for Universal Music’s Task Force for Meaningful Change. Prior to her work at Universal Music, she held positions at AEG, The Recording Academy and more.