Driving Social Change & the Future of Retail

“In June of 2020, Foot Locker Inc. committed $200 million over the span of five years towards enhancing the lives of its team members and customers in the Black community through economic development and educational resources to drive systemic change to fight against inequality and injustice. With corporate headquarters in New York and 3,000 retail stores in 27 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, the leader in the global sneaker community inspires and empowers youth culture through its portfolio of brands, websites, and mobile apps, including Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, WSS, Footaction, and Sidestep. In the next Leadership Lessons episode, Comparably CEO Jason Nazar speaks to the retail giant’s Chairman/CEO Richard Johnson about the biggest learning lessons throughout his career.

Other topics include:

– The evolution & future of retail

– How to implement a community-centric approach at the heart of business strategy

– Why business & purpose aren’t mutually exclusive

– How executives can drive social change

– What leadership means today

About the Speakers: Richard A. Johnson has served as Foot Locker Chairman since 2016, and President/CEO since 2014. He has held several executive roles within the business since 2003, including EVP & COO; EVP & Group President of Retail Stores; President/CEO of Foot Locker U.S., Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker & Footaction; President/CEO of Foot Locker Europe; and President/CEO of Eastbay. He has been a board director of H&R Block, Inc. since 2015 and was previously director of Maidenform Brands, Inc. Dick holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Jason Nazar is co-founder/CEO of workplace culture platform Comparably and formerly co-founder/CEO of Docstoc (acquired by Intuit). In 2016, the serial tech entrepreneur, investor & advisor was appointed as Los Angeles’ inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence. He received his BA from UC Santa Barbara & his JD/MBA from Pepperdine University.”

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