Tyra Banks Discusses the Importance of Hiring Women of Color


Tyra Banks is a model, entrepreneur, and producer who consistently advocates for women.  On Wednesday, Tyra Banks spoke on a panel at the Time 100 Summit where she discussed diversity in the workplace. Banks who is planning the opening of her modeling based theme park, Modelland, in the fall spoke of the importance of having women on her team saying, “not only is it important for me to hire women, but my team understands it’s important to hire women of color.”

“I think it’s about mandates,” she said. “I think if you have power, that is a platform that just wields so much control — ‘this is this role, it’s a CFO, we will find have a woman, we will find a woman of color, we will’ — and being very specific. It’s about being that pointed with it.”