Inclusive Communication: Home Depot Regional VP Shares His Journey with American Sign Language and Commitment to Diversity

Apr 29, 2024 10:00 AM ET
Campaign: Focus on People

Originally published on Built From Scratch

What started as a part-time job turned into a 34-year career for Regional Vice President Brock Darby. Over the years, he’s interacted with many associates at The Home Depot, and being fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) allows him to communicate with more than most. Although he isn’t hard of hearing, he’s the Child of a Deaf Adult (CODA) and knows firsthand what it’s like to feel different.

Brock talks about how growing up with a deaf father made him the person he is today and how we can all embrace diversity in the workplace.

The Home Depot is committed to promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. “We know we are a stronger company when we have associates from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives,” shares Derek Bottoms, chief diversity officer and vice president of associate relations. The company is guided by core values of respect for all people and doing the right thing to ensure a positive environment for associates, customers, suppliers and communities.

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