Adria Alpert Romm

It’s been a busy year for Romm following Discovery’s acquisition of Scripps. She’s working to rollout Employee Resource Groups, the cornerstone of Discovery’s diversity issues, to the legacy Scripps Network Interactive offices around the world. She is also building plans for onsite health and wellness centers for employees in Knoxville and NY. Romm currently serves as vice chair for the Emma L. Bowen Foundation, has been honored with the CTHRA HR Leadership Excellence Award and, under her leadership, Discovery has been given the Diversity Champion Award from the Walter Kaitz Foundation. Of Me Too/Time’s Up she says, “The steps that are being taken now will hopefully prevent others from having to endure this in the future.”

Do you see any potential backlash to the Me Too/Time’s Up movements?
There should be no backlash—only positive change. The steps that are being taken now will hopefully prevent others from having to endure this in the future. If people feel comfortable to come forward and share their own experiences, it brings more awareness to the issue—and that is the key to changing things for the better.

Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
Audrey Hepburn. She was a humanitarian, dancer, actress and a business woman. What I loved most about her was that she had endless optimism: “Nothing is impossible!”

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