Standing Up For Equality

We believe in the power of sport to unite and inspire people to take action in their communities. We are committed to building an inclusive culture at Nike and to breaking down barriers for all athletes. Cande’s story is a great example of how sport brings people together and what can happen when we stand up for what’s right.

Keeping Girls in the Game

For eight-year-old Candelaria Cabrera (Cande), nothing beats dribbling a soccer ball downfield and taking a shot on goal. But an outdated rule in Argentina, where she lives, stating that girls couldn’t play football on the same team as boys once they turned eight, threatened to kick her off the field—and out of the sport she loves—for good.

Our Focus
Nike is a company of purpose, growth and innovation. We are committed to building an inclusive culture at Nike and to breaking down barriers for all athletes.
Leading With Our Employees
Equal Playing Fields for All
Breaking Down Barriers for All Athletes
Leading With Our Employees
We believe in the power of sport to move the world forward and that begins with our employees. We’re committed to fostering a culture and environment of inclusion, empowerment and respect– a place where everyone can show up fully as themselves and do their best work every day.
Goals & Impact
We’ve set ambitious targets and measure our progress as we go.
1:1
For every $1 earned by men, women globally earned $1, and for every $1 earned by white employees in the U.S., underrepresented groups in the U.S. earned $1 in 2018.
36
%
Of Vice Presidents at Nike are women, a 4 percentage point increase from 2017 to 2018.
19
%
Of Vice Presidents at Nike who work in the United States are from underrepresented groups, a 3 percentage point increase from 2017 to 2018.
10,000
Employees completed Manager Expectations Training in 2018.
Together We're Creating Equal Playing Fields for All
Sport has the power to transcend any field or court, inspiring people to take action and advance equality in their communities. Nike is working with world-class partners to power bigger change and expand opportunities for young people and their communities. MENTOR, PeacePlayers International and Girls, Inc. are just three of the organizations Nike is supporting to expand their reach.
Breaking Down Barriers for All Athletes
Our company was founded on the belief that if you have a body, you are an athlete*. From the Nike FlyEase to the Pro Hijab, we’re addressing barriers athlete*s face to participate in sport and achieve their potential.
The way Serena uses her voice is so inspiring. It's like she's fighting for my future.
Kalli Minor
Resources
To learn more about our commitment to equality, check out the resources below.