Sarah Mensah, Nike VP/GM for North America joins the Learning Unlocked podcast to reflect on the 50th Anniversary of Nike, her path to VP/GM for North America at Nike, DE&I at Nike and what the future of Nike could look like. Mensah has been recognized as a Women in Sports Business Game Changer by the Sports Business Journal and she was named by Adweek as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Sports.
Sarah Mensah currently serves as Nike’s Vice President/General Manager for North America. In this role, she is responsible for driving the brand and business in Nike’s largest geography — and where it all began for the business. A talented leader with a passion for team culture, Mensah has played key roles across Nike’s geographical and Jordan businesses. She served as Nike’s Vice President/General Manager for Nike’s Asia, Pacific & Latin America (APLA) geography, becoming the first Black female to hold the role of geography GM at Nike. In that role, she was responsible for driving the brand and business in Japan, Korea, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Australia, India and Latin America.