Akron Roundtable: Bernard Coleman

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  • Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Bernard is the global head of inclusive engagement at Uber Technologies Inc. In this role, Bernard drives the diversity and inclusion programs and his efforts span the boundaries of Uber working in close collaboration with people program areas like human resources, talent recruitment, analytics, marketing, communications and branding in an effort to enhance diversity throughout Uber.  

Prior to joining Uber, Bernard led the diversity and human resources initiatives at the Hillary Clinton for America campaign as the first ever in United States history, chief diversity and human resources officer for any presidential campaign for either political party. Bernard helped to develop the campaign’s institutional planning in support of the mission and goals as well as assessing the strategic diversity indicators and standards that ensure responsibility and accountability for achieving diversity, multiculturalism, and cultural competence within the diversity and inclusion matrix.

Bernard previously served at the Democratic National Committee for six years as the deputy chief diversity officer and the director of human resources, helping modernize the DNC's human capital operations – moving from transactional to tactical. As part of the modernization, Coleman helped to promote greater pay equity, diversification of staff, the creation of safer spaces, greater cross-cultural competence across the organization culminating in fuller partner relationships and enhanced multiculturalism.

Bernard has also held senior level roles at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Society for Human Resource Management and the government of the District of Columbia.