Beyond the Bio Podcast

How Bain is Leading Our Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Inside and Out of the Firm

Julie Coffman, our Chief Diversity Officer, leader of our Global DEI practice, and Keith Bevans’s first manager who helped mentor the leader and host we know today, joins us to talk about her extensive career at Bain and how she’s currently leading the firm’s DEI initiatives. As part of our 5-part environmental, social and governance (ESG) series, Julie shares insight into the social part of this capability. Listen to how we not only support our clients’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts, but how we’re leading by example through our internal commitments and annual DEI reports.


How Bain is Leading Our Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Inside and Out of the Firm

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As a leader at Bain for 20+ years, Julie Coffman has had an extensive career making a difference at the firm. Joining as an Associate Consultant Intern in the '80s, Julie has had her hand in helping open our Chicago office, founding our Global Women’s Leadership Council, having multiple leadership roles in human resources, healthcare, and organizational effectiveness, and recruiting some of our exceptional leaders including our host and Executive Vice President of Global Consultant Recruiting, Keith Bevans.

As the world shifted in 2020 and Bain became more intentional around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), Julie was moved to shift her career focus to support the firm’s DEI efforts, becoming our first Chief Diversity Officer and leader of our Global DEI practice in 2021. As we fulfill our DEI commitments, support our clients in building more inclusive cultures, and lead by example by releasing our annual DEI reports, Julie’s passion to make change and impact the world shows through this enlightening conversation.

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Beyond the Bio Podcast

In Beyond the Bio, Keith Bevans, partner and global head of consultant recruiting, dives deeper into the stories of some extraordinary Bain people, from their perspectives.