The Freedom Forum podcast: Holli Harrington, Indianapolis Airport Authority diversity officer

Holli Harrington is the diversity officer and senior director of supplier diversity for the Indianapolis Airport Authority. She joined the airport in 2013, became the organization’s first diversity officer in 2018 and joined the executive team in 2020.

Host Angela B. Freeman talks with Holli about her efforts to promote equity in the airport’s operations and among its vendors. And they discuss the importance of developing a culture in which employees can bring their authentic selves to work.

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Holli Harrington is the senior director of supplier diversity and diversity officer for the Indianapolis Airport Authority. (IBJ photo/Lesley Weidenbener)

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2 thoughts on “The Freedom Forum podcast: Holli Harrington, Indianapolis Airport Authority diversity officer

  1. Supplier diversity just sounds like discriminating who you buy from based on how they look.

    The trivial pursuit comparison is good, except it has nothing to do with how people look or where they come from, it has to do with their skill set. A diverse skill set is desirable. Filling quotas based on appearance is discrimination.

    DEI is a philosophy that, at its core, assumes who you are on the inside (or your actual skill set, talents, or unique attributes) is less important than who you are on the surface (race, gender, sexual orientation)

    I believe these people promoting DEI have GOOD INTENTIONS but I believe they’re pushing a losing, counter-productive philosophy.

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