Through reporting, diversity advisory councils, diversity roundtable discussions with associates and Business Resource Groups, we are working to implement and maintain programs that help assure our success in embracing the similarities and differences of people, cultures and ideas.
Our Diversity Advisory Councils represent associates from all functions and business units of The Coca-Cola Company. The Councils make recommendations for senior management on how to advance the Company's efforts towards achieving our diversity goals.
Business Resource Groups provide our associates in the United States with opportunities to connect with colleagues who share similar interests and backgrounds.
The vision of this U.S.-based Council is to become the employer of choice by igniting an intrapreneurial culture and positioning the business to meet future generation’s diverse tastes and lifestyles. This diverse group of associates provides thought leadership on how best to attract and retain millennial talent.
Multicultural Leadership Council
The Multicultural Leadership Council (MLC), comprised of 12 leaders from across our North America business, advise senior leaders on strategy, initiatives and goals to advance U.S. multicultural talent within our organization.
Since its inception in 2012, the MLC has had a tremendous impact on several fronts, including:
- Sponsoring and advancing the creation of Multicultural EDGE, a week-long leadership development program for emerging Coca-Cola leaders focused on building leadership and increasing business acumen
- Championing the launch of Diversity 50, a year-long leadership development program designed to strengthen our company’s pipeline of diverse leadership talent
- Partnering to build the Top 10 Multicultural Market Scorecard, which identifies the top ten U.S. multicultural markets and corresponding critical business opportunities for our organization
Women’s Leadership Council
As part of the Global Women’s Initiative, we created the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), comprised of 15 influential female executives who share passion for diversity and the development of future leaders for the Company. The role of the WLC is to advice and counsel senior leaders on strategies and initiatives to accelerate the development and movement of female talent into roles of increasing responsibility and influence.
The Council created a strategic framework to guide the work, comprised of six critical focus areas:
- Recruitment and placement of qualified female candidates into key roles advancement
- Develop a thriving pipeline of ready-now and ready-future female associates
- Advance increasing presence of female talent at all levels of the organization
- Retention of existing female talent
- Enabling Culture, where appropriate systems are in place to support the initiative
- Enabling Organization, where the business case for the global women’s initiative is clearly understood across the organization
Business Resource Groups
African American Business Resource Group
The Coca-Cola African-American Business Resource Group serves as a corporate thought leader on the area of African American insights and an advocate for a winning and inclusive culture where inclusion is prioritized, diversity is respected and a qualified talent pool is valued.
Asian Business Resource Group
The Coca-Cola Asian Business Resource Group contribute to the Company's commitment to promote diversity as a business and provide opportunities for Asian American business insights that assist The Coca-Cola Company in better connecting with key customer and consumer groups, people development, peer education, knowledge sharing and community engagement.
Business Support Professionals Business Resource Group
The Coca-Cola Business Support Professionals Business Resource Group delivers added value to The Coca-Cola Company and its employees by providing excellence in office and business support.
KOGen Business Resource Group
The vision of this multi-generational BRG is to bring together all generations and functions of Coca-Cola professionals to mutually advance each other's career and drive Coca-Cola’s success.
Latino Business Resource Group
The Hispanic Leadership Council, the Coca- Cola Latino Business Resource Group, ensures that The Coca-Cola Company is a great place to work for Latinos by providing people development, employee engagement and community involvement opportunities that enhance our Company’s diversity efforts, inspire our associates, strengthen the Latino communities we serve and drive our Company’s business results.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally (LGBTA) Business Resource Group
The Coca-Cola Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally (LGBTA) Business Resource Group exists to foster an equitable and inclusive working environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, and their supporters, feel a sense of community and opportunity, and their diversity contributes to the successful achievement of the Company’s strategic priorities.
Military Veteran's Business Resource Group
The Coca-Cola Military Veteran's Business Resource Group exists to link Veterans, their family members, and military supporters from all branches of United States Armed Forces who have served during times of peace and war.
Women’s Business Resource Group
Women’s Linc, the Coca-Cola Women's Business Resource Group, is focused on engaging, inspiring and developing the women of The Coca-Cola Company to drive total business performance and establish a strong reputation as a great place to work for women.