Over the next few weeks, Front Row will spotlight female employee voices from throughout ESPN. These voices all come from ESPN’s new employee-led group, The Multicultural Women’s Network. This group was built specifically to focus on connecting, developing and elevating women of color. These women along with many allies at the helm aims to celebrate and empower the intersection and layered complexity of race, gender, and culture that makes up the core of who we are.
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"... to see us all gathered, the large spectrum that is women of color – it is truly inspiring."
Daughter. Mother. Sister. Wife. Friend. Colleague. Mentor. Mentee. Leader. Advocate. Celia wears all these hats every day, often at the same time. Her passion for early-career talent carries over from her day job as ESPN Next Program Director to her off hours, when she often mentors students from her alma mater or provides career advice over LinkedIn. Celia is a sports fan who says she consumes entirely too much content, who loves to cook (and eat), and who enjoys spending time with family and finding ways to practice self-care.
What are you most looking forward to about being part of the MWN?
“The community. To have a space where I can show up authentically myself at all times. A safe space where I can receive and provide support for my sisters in this work. And this will have a great impact on representation as well – to see us all gathered, the large spectrum that is women of color – it is truly inspiring.”