Dannie Lynn Fountain is a passionate storyteller who helps companies focus on people. By day, she works at Google hiring the world’s most talented software engineers. By night she supports clients and brands with HR-focused diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Dannie is a five-time author and in her latest book, Ending Checkbox Diversity, she rewrites the story of performative allyship in corporate America.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Duality of DE&I, contrasting authentic and performative actions
  • Growing people as a growth strategy
  • Being CEO by night and what that means for you
  • Integration of work and life as opposed to finding that elusive balance
  • How she prefers feedback in writing due to autism/ADHD