Protégé Podcast

Protegé Podcast with Rory Verrett

D&I in the Workplace – A Conversation with Joanna Lane


In our second episode on D&I in the Workplace, I talk with Joanna Lane, the Vice President for Talent Engagement and Inclusion at Publicis Group, a strategic marketing and communications agency. Joanna and I talk about the evolution of the diversity function and why consumer goods companies like Nivea, Dove, and others keep making culturally insensitive advertisements. We also discuss the unique perspective she brings as a Caucasian woman to the diversity function. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I rave about companies which have their chief diversity officers reporting into the CEO.