Rae Vann

Director of North America Employment Law - Wayfair

Rae Vann is Director of North America Employment Law for Wayfair, a global e-commerce retailer of all things Home. Prior to joining Wayfair in January 2022, Rae spent over twenty years in private practice, where she represented and advised corporate clients on a variety of workplace compliance matters, with an emphasis on EEO, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action. She also previously served as senior vice president and general counsel of the Center for Workplace Compliance, the national employer association formerly known as the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC).  Rae’s thought leadership has been featured in media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Law, Law360, National Law Journal, National Public Radio, PBS NewsHour, Politico, and Reuters.


11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 5

Good (EEO) Governance: Avoiding Major Public Scrutiny
Rae Vann (Wayfair), James Sconzo (Core Triangle Consulting)

Many U.S. companies increasingly are facing public scrutiny from investors and others for lackluster DEI program results and avoidable EEO misconduct issues — whether involving alleged harassment or other misdeeds. This presentation will: (1) examine the top missteps companies make in heading off, and responding to, consumer and investor concerns around EEO and DEI issues; (2) discuss recent headline-grabbing cases; and (3) provide strategies for maximizing DEI and EEO success and minimizing fallout from avoidable mistakes.