Johnita Due

An empathetic voice and compassionate style of leadership has helped Due become a standout in the crowd—traits which were never needed more than in this past year of racial reckoning following the murder of George Floyd and an insurrection at the Capitol. She shared her sentiments and thoughts with the organization worldwide, and the feedback was outstanding, with employees saying it made them feel connected and hopeful. Due recently kicked off “LIFT Leaders Impact the Future of Talent,” which is WarnerMedia’s new six-month-long mentorship program. It strategically pairs women and people of color at the levels of senior manager and below with senior leaders across the News and Sports division who have participated in the company’s “Path to Equity” training.

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