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Year After Landing Dream Gig, HR Exec Steps Down Due to Burnout  

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp landed her dream job in August 2020 when Major League Baseball hired its first woman of color as its chief people and culture officer, but that dream faded quickly. So reports CNBC.

burnout 991331 640Meyer-Shipp announced September last year that she would resign from that role in part due to the stress of leading MLB’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. But Meyer-Shipp also contended with the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other racial deaths at the hands of police and the nationwide protests that followed. “I was going through that as a Black woman myself, worried about my own children, worried about my own safety, worried about all of that,” Meyer-Shipp told CNBC Make It. “I was completely tapped out.”

Shortly after stepping away from MLB, Meyer-Shipp was approached by Dress for Success, a non-profit that focuses on helping women with job searches and interviews, to be their new CEO. That role meant a big pay cut, but Meyer-Shipp’s priority was to bounce back from her burnout, and the opportunity to do so while leading an organization dedicated to helping women get back to work was too good to pass up.

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