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Josephine Martínez


Diversifying the NFL

Age: 34

Title: Senior Director, People and Culture Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Name of Organization: National Football League 

 Josephine Martínez is a senior director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the National Football League, where she is responsible for ensuring the League’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies are implemented across all of the NFL’s U.S. and international offices. Prior to her current role, Martínez was a member of the NFL’s Talent Acquisition team where she worked on the NFL’s Emerging Talent Programs and formally established diversity recruitment partnerships. 

Prior to rejoining the NFL, Martínez served as a vice president of Global Functions Human Resources at Citigroup where she was responsible for a portfolio of human capital projects spanning change management, talent management and diversity and inclusion strategies. Martínez has also held talent management positions with Saks Fifth Avenue/Hudson’s Bay Company.

 Martínez began her career at the NFL as a member of its prestigious Rotational Program. She is a graduate of Le Moyne College’s Integral Honors program, received a Master’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and also holds a certificate in talent leadership from Stanford University.

As a New York City native with a passion for serving the community at large, Martínez frequently mentors college students and early career professionals. She is a proud resident of The Bronx, New York. Her hobbies include biking, reading and Olympic weightlifting.

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