About the episode
In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Bernard Coleman lll, Chief D&E Officer, and Yolanda Stanton, Senior Diversity Business Partner, at Gusto. Together, they launched and execute on Gusto’s RISE strategy focused on representation, inclusion, social impact, and equity. Their documentation of this strategy, can be found in the RISE Report, found at the link under the headshots on the right, providing a snapshot of time and representing Gusto’s collective efforts, learnings, revelations—as well as hurdles overcome—during their first full year of RISE (May 2020-2021).
About the guest
Yolanda is the Senior Diversity Business Partner at Gusto. She provides leadership, coaching, and guidance at every level in the organization by driving a collaborative, intersectional approach. Prior to Gusto, Yolanda led the Talent Acquisition Programs for Uber & HP Inc. She was also instrumental in building the global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging foundation and strategy at Linkedin. Yolanda earned an MBA from University of California Los Angeles Anderson, and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Davis. Bernard is the Head of Employee Engagement at Gusto where he leads diversity, equity and inclusion, employee relations and people integrity/governance/compliance efforts. Previously, Bernard served as the Global Head of Inclusive Engagement at Uber. Prior to joining Uber, Bernard led the diversity and human resources initiatives at the Hillary Clinton for America campaign as the first-ever Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer for any presidential campaign for either political party.