Delaware County’s former Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Lauren Footman joins the DVJournal podcast for a no-holds-barred conversation about her time in the Delco government and how she was treated by both elected officials and fellow employees.

In an interview with DVJournal’s Taylor Millard, she says her firing was in retaliation for filing an EEOC complaint regarding the racist and sexist behavior of former interim Chief Administration Officer Marc Woolley.

Footman also confirms that the county declined to respond to DVJournal’s requests for data on DEI spending, and that even she was unable to access relevant information.

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