Protégé Podcast

Protegé Podcast with Rory Verrett

D&I in the Workplace – A Conversation with Deb Elam and Dominica Groom

In our fourth episode in the Protégé Podcast series on D&I in the Workplace, I have the distinct honor to talk to two superstars in the diversity function. Deb Elam is the Founder and President of Corporate Playbook and the former Chief Diversity Officer at GE. Dominica Groom is the VP for Diversity and Inclusion at Freddie Mac and a former diversity executive at Marriott Corporation. We discuss the evolution of the diversity officer function, the importance of supplier diversity, and the increasing role of data in driving D&I initiatives and outcomes. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I rave about the inclusiveness of the royal wedding.