ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has promoted Wincie Knight to VP of global inclusion strategy.
Knight (pictured) will be based in London and report to Marva Smalls, EVP of global inclusion at ViacomCBS and EVP, public affairs, Kids and Family Entertainment Brands, at ViacomCBS Media Networks; and Maria Kyriacou, president of VCN UK, Australia and Israel.
In her new role, Knight will join the UK Cluster Senior Leadership Team, overseeing the development of insights-driven strategic plans for diversity and inclusion across VCNI, and partner across the business to implement solutions that drive inclusive business behaviors at all levels of the company.
Knight will lead a team to deliver diversity and inclusion objectives in the UK and Europe, Israel, Middle East, Africa and Asia, and work closely with the company’s senior leadership and the Office of Global Inclusion.
The executive started her career at Viacom in 1999, later joining the Office of Global Inclusion team in 2014 as senior director, global inclusion strategy.
In that role, Knight spearheaded Viacom UK’s first Inclusion Week in 2018, which was then expanded in 2019 to all of the company’s offices in more than 30 countries.
In 2019, she played a key role in commissioning a Caerus Executive report to examine the experiences of Black, Asian, Minority, and Ethnic (BAME) employees at Viacom UK.
Knight also launched an employee-led mental health initiative with VCN UK employees trained by Mental Health First Aid England, to serve as mental health ambassadors for the VCN UK office.