National Geographic Taps SVP of Content, Diversity & Inclusion


National Geographic Content has appointed Karen Greenfield to the newly created position of senior VP of content, diversity and inclusion.

In her new role, she will develop and execute programs and initiatives to produce diverse and inclusive content and contribute to a culture of belonging across all Nat Geo Content teams. She will also work with leaders across The Walt Disney Company to ensure Nat Geo talent and programming are integrated into Companywide DEI initiatives.

Greenfield will report directly to Courteney Monroe, president of National Geographic Content, and will continue to be based at Nat Geo headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Previously, Greenfield was senior VP of business operations and diversity and inclusion council chair for National Geographic Content.

Monroe said: “For 134 years, National Geographic has used the power of storytelling to change the world. An essential component of that is ensuring that everyone’s voice is included. Karen is an exceptional executive with a proven track record leading diversity and inclusion initiatives and working with the world’s leading content creators. I am thrilled that Karen will be leveraging her extraordinary talents and passion to help guide us in our mission to inspire and elevate diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our work and storytelling, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.”

Further, National Geographic Content has renewed for the second year its Nat Geo Media Scholarship program for students who attend historically Black colleges or universities (HBCU), an initiative led by Greenfield. Last year, the program awarded four recipients a $10,000 scholarship, an opportunity to participate in a two-week immersion program at National Geographic headquarters and a mentorship with a Nat Geo employee.

Greenfield said: “I could not be prouder to not only work for National Geographic, an iconic brand whose mission is to ensure all voices are included in storytelling, but also work alongside Courteney and her senior team, who believe in this value. The greenlight of the second year of the Nat Geo Media Scholarship is a testament to their commitment.”