HCMx Radio 126: Unlocking the Value of Inclusion & Diversity

Guest: Taa Grays; Vice President & Associate General Counsel – Information Governance, MetLife. As the lead of Information Governance, Taa is responsible for the strategic management of MetLife’s Information Lifecycle Management Program. She leads a team that develops, implements and manages the Information Governance strategic plan, helping drive this initiative throughout MetLife. She provides strategic leadership for all aspects of the ILM program, including strategic direction, management of corporate ILM policies, processes, procedures, standards, and tools and deployment of ILM principles throughout the global enterprise. She collaborates with IT, Legal Affairs, Risk Management, Audit, Global Technology and Operations, and all the Lines  of Businesses and various other stakeholders to deliver ILM requirements and compliance strategies for ILM to minimize potential risks. Prior to MetLife, Taa was an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in its Rackets Bureau for five and half years. She investigated and prosecuted felony and misdemeanor crimes committed by public officials and organized crime groups from the filing of the initial complaint to indictment and trial. She received her BA from Harvard College and her J. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Topics and questions include:

  • Countering stereotypes and unconscious bias
  • Learning from history
  • Defining Diversity & Inclusion
  • Roadblocks to D&I
  • Framework for setting up D&I at your workplace
  • Setting up D&I at your workplace
  • Making employees feel valued
  • Ethnicity as a proxy for perspective
  • Avoiding the echo chamber
  • Which comes first, Inclusion or Diversity?
  • The business case for diversity
  • And more!

We are hosting our 4th annual Women In Leadership Summit. The event will be held on June 10th & 11th at the EAU of Palm Beach in, FL. We hope to see you there!

Our annual HCM Excellence Conference is on February 4-6th.

If you have questions about our discussion today and would like access to our Women In Leadership Network that provides organizational leaders access to our research library on women in leadership and diversity and inclusion topics. please contact me at [email protected].


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