Lyft’s second head of diversity wants to take a more holistic approach


Today, IPO-bound Lyft  is announcing Monica Poindexter, formerly Facebook’s global head of diversity business partners, has joined the company to lead the transportation company’s inclusion and diversity efforts. The company has employed a head of diversity and inclusion before, but this time, the person in this role has a more holistic mission.

“I’m in a unique role and have an opportunity to help the organization look at diversity more holistically and look at it through the lens of talent, workforce and marketplace,” Poindexter told TechCrunch. “I’m taking the time to understand the processes internally and identify areas where we can intentionally embed inclusion and diversity into our processes.”

While Poindexter will report to Lyft VP of Talent and Inclusion Nilka Thomas, what ultimately led Poindexter to take the job at Lyft was her sense of commitment from Lyft’s co-founders, John Zimmer and Logan Green. (read more)

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