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How Gusto is building a collaborative and inclusive workplace through their R.I.S.E work

In this episode:

This week, Bernard Coleman, Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer at Gusto joins Untapped to discuss how Gusto is creating a workforce that welcomes and reflects black and Latinx talent through their D&I program (R.I.S.E).

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Where DE&I was and where it is now  
  • Why unconscious bias training is not enough
  • How we should be managing burnout as leaders
  • How Gusto’s R.I.S.E program is closing gaps and bringing in Black and Latinx talent (and how you can follow their lead)
  • What the future of work in a remote world looks like in terms of employee engagement

Our guest:

Bernard Coleman

Bernard is the Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer at Gusto where he leads the Employee Engagement team which encompasses our diversity, equity and inclusion, employee relations, and people integrity/governance/compliance functions. Prior to Gusto, Bernard led diversity efforts at Uber and before that, directed Hillary for America’s HR and D&I efforts, and was the first-ever Chief Diversity and HR Officer in U.S. history for any presidential campaign. His insights have appeared in The New York Times, TIME, TechCrunch, and USA Today. Bernard holds an M.B.A. from Trinity University, a B.A. in psychology from Hampton University, a Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Management certification from Georgetown University and is a graduate of the University of Virginia's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.