How Discover Is Creating Meaningful Change in Diversity and Inclusion

CDO Jonita Wilson on how to help your employees become advocates for DEI

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With more than 20 years of experience in HR, Jonita Wilson has always had a deep passion and understanding of the value of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. In 2019, she joined Discover Financial Services’ HR team with a director of diversity position—which led to her being named chief diversity officer last summer, overseeing all DEI initiatives for the workforce of more than 17,000.

On the latest episode of The Business of Marketing Podcast, Adweek chief innovation officer Toby Daniels sits down with Wilson to discuss her HR career journey, what inspired the launch of Discover’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, the company’s top DEI priorities for the year and how she plans on strengthening and evolving the company culture. She also shared how other executives are looking to push the boundaries with their DEI initiatives to create meaningful change within their companies.

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