Dominica Groom Williams
Dominica Groom is Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at Freddie Mac. In this role, she leads the company’s efforts to recruit and retain a diverse employee base and Freddie Mac’s Supplier Diversity program to provide equal opportunity in our contracting practices. Ms. Groom also oversees the company’s nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as well as the corporate community engagement program.
Before joining Freddie Mac, Ms. Groom was the Senior Director, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability (Global Operations) at Marriott International, the world’s largest global lodging company. In this role, she led the company to elevated Supplier Diversity performance and global recognition. Ms. Groom spearheaded the development of the first platform-specific branding and marketing campaigns to drive elevated awareness and engagement, the increasing opportunities for diverse-owned businesses across Marriott’s global portfolio of 30 hotel brands and the Starwood Supplier Diversity integration. To further advocate for diverse-owned businesses, she actively volunteered across various NGOs, including serving in various board and leadership capacities.
At Marriott, Ms. Groom also led recycling and waste reduction efforts to heighten Marriott’s global sustainability commitment and activation. She oversaw the global launch of hotel guest room recycling, specifically developing and executing customized continent-specific strategies to drive successful implementation. Prior to this position at Marriott, she also oversaw change management and communications for company-wide initiatives, as well as marketing strategies for global business partnerships. Prior to joining Marriott, Dominica worked in the nonprofit sector in a program management capacity.
Ms. Groom has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Women” in the state of Maryland, by The Daily Record, for her leadership, community service and mentoring. In 2016, she was named a Distinguished Alumnae by her high school, the Academy of the Holy Cross, and recognized as one of Maryland’s top “Leading Women,” under the age of 40. She was also named a “Top Influential Leader in Diversity” by the National Association for Minority Companies for her commitment to diversity and inclusion.