Kathryn Coleman

Senior Vice President, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer
Dr. Kathryn J. Coleman has over 20 years of experience in talent acquisition, diversity, strategy, policy, and project management. As Senior Vice President of Talent, Learning, and Insights, she leads a global cross-functional team that brings together experts to provide world-class workforce and talent planning that attract, develop and support the retention and progression of talent. Her previous 3M roles include, Vice President of Talent Planning, Acquisition and Assessment, Vice President, Strategy and Culture, Global Director, HR PMO and Master Black Belt, Global Director, Virtual Experience, Technology & Employee Development, Global Director, Talent Acquisition and Onboarding, Global Talent Acquisition Strategy Manager and US Talent Acquisition Operations Manager. Prior to joining 3M, Dr. Coleman held several leadership roles in the public and private sector including Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition at SUPERVALU, Director of Diversity Initiatives at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and Director of Admissions for Recruiting at William Mitchell College of Law. Dr. Coleman earned her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota, a M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College. She has served on several local and national boards including The Conference Board, Career Development Practitioners Council, National Black MBA Association- Twin Cities Chapter, National Society of Hispanic MBAs and The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. In 2015, Dr. Coleman received the Peter C. Thorpe Leadership Award, recognizing her leadership as a corporate champion of ethnic diversity. She also served on the board of the YWCA Minneapolis; whose mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and girls, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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