March 29, 2023


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Refinery 29 President Amy Emerich is leaving Vice Media Group – Diversity

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Amy Emrich of Refinery 29 is stepping down as global media president and chief content officer for a women’s media brand owned by Vice Media Group, Diversity Confirmed

Emerich, who joined R-2 in 2010 before being acquired by Vice last year, is leaving the company less than a year later, and refinery 29 chief-in-chief and co-founder Christine Barberich resigned from the EC after criticism over the lack of ethnic diversity. And allegations of caste discrimination.

Nancy Dubuque, CEO of Vice Media Group, announced Emerich’s departure in a memo to staff on Thursday without giving any explanation as to why he was leaving.

“Since joining Refinery 29 more than five years ago, Amy has been a fan committed to helping build the brand and shape its vision,” Dubois wrote. “This passion was a driving force behind where this brand is and the successful integration of Refinery 29 into our company.”

Dubuque wrote in a staff memo that he would “contact the interim reporting line for a direct report to Amy on Tuesday after the holiday.”

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