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The evolution of the chief diversity officer

The evolution of the chief diversity officer

This is the newest senior leadership function in many organisations but the role can be hard to navigate

  • settembre 20, 2021
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Financial Times

The evolution of the chief diversity officer

One such leader with wider experience is Julie Coffman, CDO at Bain & Company, a consultancy. She is a partner who has been at the company for more than 30 years, largely in healthcare. “I’m not a career diversity or career HR person. When an organisation is really trying to provoke some more change, having a veteran leader that has been on the front lines of business might create an accelerated pathway.”

Coffman splits her time internally and externally as she also leads the firm’s diversity practice, advising clients on their own inclusion strategies. She says the dual role is useful. “I can learn from clients.”

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