Renée Tirado, global head of diversity, equity and inclusion at Gucci, has resigned her full-time position but will continue to work with the Italian luxury brand as a consultant beginning this month.
She plans to set up her own consulting firm in New York called VegaRovles Consulting. Tirado was originally hired by Gucci in July 2019 in a new position to implement a strategy aimed at creating a more inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace inside the company. She reported to Gucci president and CEO Marco Bizzarri and was based in New York.
A licensed attorney who graduated from Rutgers University School of Law, Tirado was previously chief diversity and inclusion officer at Major League Baseball and earlier held diversity and inclusion leadership roles at multinational finance and insurance corporation AIG and the United States Tennis Association.
“In the last year, Renée has done an exceptional job bringing new perspectives and guidance to help Gucci make significant progress in our understanding and foundational infrastructure of DE&I,” said a Gucci’s spokesperson. “Through her leadership we have established a global equity board, as well as a broader and more integrated approach to DE&I that is now embedded in our human capital strategy touching all levels of our business. We will continue to count upon Renée’s important contribution in her consultancy role as we go forward.”