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Elevation through Innovation Panelist

Lela Coffey

Kellogg MBA '98

VP Multicultural Business Acceleration

P&G North America

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Lela Coffey is Vice President, in charge of Multi-Cultural Business Acceleration for P&G N.A., helping P&G to serve multicultural consumers across P&G’s enterprise. Prior, Lela was VP for P&G’s N.A. Hair Multicultural Hair Portfolio, which includes brands like Gold Series, My Black is Beautiful, and Bevel.

With more than 20 years of brand-building experience, Lela has led some of P&G’s iconic brands including Olay and Tampax. Her passion for marketing and inclusivity sets a high bar for impact, challenging others to deliver products and programs that are meaningful for consumers and communities alike.


An advocate for developing talent and capability, Lela invests a substantial time supporting her teams, including fostering understanding of the impact diverse, inclusive teams can have on businesses and organizations. Most recently, Lela spearheaded the creation of P&G’s 4R Framework for Equality & Inclusivity, which is used across P&G to aid brands in more authentically connecting with traditionally underserved consumers.

Lela resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, Maurice. They have two daughters, Mikaela, 21 and Mikenzi, 17.

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