Papa John's Victoria Russell on Valuing 'Significance Beyond Success'

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After missteps by its ousted CEO, Papa John’s is steadily making progress as a safe and welcoming company thanks in part to the efforts of Victoria Russell. In 2018, after more than a decade at the company, Russell was elevated to oversee diversity, equity and inclusion—a newly created role. Victoria’s journey hasn’t been always easy, but read on to learn about the most important person who influenced her career and why allies are so important.

How did you get to where you are today?

In 2018, I stepped up during difficult times to become the first to lead Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Papa John’s. I



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