The Greenhouse podcast: Talent Makers, featuring Judy Jackson and Tyler DeBoard

TM podcast 2022

Talent Makers are leaders who believe that talent is their top business priority. Rather than seeing hiring solely as the role of People teams, Talent Makers champion better hiring and strengthen DE&I across their entire organizations to achieve business success. On the Greenhouse Talent Makers podcast, join host Micah Gebreyes, Senior Manager of Editorial Content at Greenhouse, as she sits down with hiring managers and recruiters who are changing the game in diverse and inclusive hiring.

In this episode, Micah is joined by Judy Jackson, President at JLC Ventures and Former Head of Culture and Engagement at WPP, and Tyler DeBoard, Global Director, Talent Partnerships at WPP and Partner, Allies in Recruiting. You’ll learn about the positive effects of workplace representation, not only on employees’ work lives, but on their whole selves. We’ll also talk about how to build DE&I hiring programs with lasting impact.

It fills my heart and soul to make life better for someone else in a meaningful way.”

Judy Jackson

Former Head of Culture at WPP, President, JLC Ventures

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Inclusion and diversity are the foundation of innovation and creativity.”

Tyler DeBoard

Global Director, Talent Partnerships at WPP and Partner, Allies in Recruiting

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It's key for companies to hold themselves accountable to DE&I goals.”

Micah Gebreyes

Senior Manager of Editorial Content at Greenhouse

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Thank you to Willo for sponsoring this episode. Be sure to visit their blog post, Using video technology to improve diversity in the workplace, for more information.

Special thanks to our production partner, Wonder Media Network. Our producer is Alana Herlands, and our production assistant is Sara Schleede, with additional production assistance from Lila Watts. Our Greenhouse producer is Marnie Williams.

About Judy Jackson

Judy, best known for her candid, straight-forward approach and her unmistakable laugh, is driven by bringing out the best in others while maintaining her authentic self. Judy is a well-respected thought leader in human resource management who until September 2022 was the Head of Culture and Engagement at WPP. She provided the vision and strategy for building a culture where people can bring their whole self to work and be respected for who they are.

Earlier leadership roles include Global Chief Talent Officer at Wunderman Thompson; Chief Talent Officer at IPG MEdiabrands, NA; Digitas, and People leadership roles at Time Inc., ABC Disney, and Planned Parenthood.

Judy recently established her own consulting company, JLC Ventures, to help build inclusive cultures across the ad industry. She will expand Elevate (a Black women’s leadership program she created while at WPP) and other programs to support underrepresented groups in their career growth, development, and wellbeing.

About Tyler DeBoard

Tyler is the Global Director of Talent Partnerships for WPP, a creative transformation company that includes some of the best advertising agencies in the world. In this role, he focuses on bringing new pipelines of diverse talent into WPP and its global agency network across 70 countries.

Tyler has worked in recruitment for six years, previously supporting creative teams at Google and GSD&M. Prior to recruitment, he worked as an art director for Saatchi & Saatchi NY and Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, Colorado. He currently lives in Austin, TX with his chihuahua terrier named Ollivander.

About Micah Gebreyes

Micah is Senior Manager of Editorial Content at Greenhouse where she builds the editorial strategy for Greenhouse blogs, social media and thought leadership newsletter, Modern Recruiter. When she's not working to bring the brand story to life, she enjoys cocktail lounges and lavishly spoiling her Instagram famous Pomeranian, Cashew.

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