Chief Human Resources & Global Diversity Director, Discovery Communications

Romm is responsible for the acquisition, retention, management and professional well-being of a global workforce of more than 7,000 employees. A longtime adviser of Discovery chief David Zaslav, Romm is committed to providing benefits for employees that go beyond what’s traditionally offered, from the existence of onsite primary care facilities in four major offices, an onsite daycare center at Discovery’s global headquarters and a global 24/7 counseling and support hotline. When asked which sector of cable has done best with gender equality Romm says, “The industry has done really well in the creative areas but needs to work harder on sales and corporate leadership functions.”

 

Which sector of the cable industry best demonstrates gender equality? Which could use some enlightenment?

The industry has done really well in the creative areas but needs to work harder on sales and corporate leadership functions.

 

What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?

At 13 I knew I was a leader, I knew I wanted a career , but I did not know what to pursue. So career exploration is what I would tell all the 13-year-olds today to do and wish I could have told myself.

 

What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?

Cord-cutting, consolidation and direct-to-consumer launches are the top stories in 2016.

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