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EPISODE 8

DEI And Allyship As A Driving Force To Move Businesses Forward

In today’s episode, John Duisberg sits down with the Chief People Officer of Greenhouse Software to talk about how their commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and allyship are creating a greater sense of belonging across their distributed, global workforce and serving as a driving force for growth.

More About Donald Knight

Greenhouse Software, is the hiring software company on a mission to help every company become great at hiring.  As their Chief People Officer, Donald Knight leads with a people-first mentality hoping to unlock the potential of Greenhouse talent globally. With a laser focus on the connection between people and the processes that serve them, Donald and his team create proximity by building bridges focusing on enhanced experiences that nurture culture and develop people.

In his role leading the People team, Donald works to help Greenhouse create an environment for people to do the best work of their lives. He is responsible for providing global strategy and leadership in developing, overseeing, and administering people programs. With expansion top of mind, the team delivers a scalable people strategy that enables the organization to expand globally. Before Greenhouse, Donald served as Senior Vice President of Global Talent for Edelman. He helped shape the HR brand as a proactive, insightful, and collaborative solution provider in this role. Donald has held numerous senior leadership roles for Southern Company Gas, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), and the Defense Commissary Agency.

A native of Virginia, Donald holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s degree in human resource management from the University of Richmond. Donald is also a graduate of the project leadership program at the engineering school of Cornell University for business executives. He and his family reside in the Greater Atlanta area.

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