Executive Assistant & Project Coordinator
Pronouns: She | Her | Hers
“I am a Christian, a Mother, a Loyal Friend to many amazing women, a Norwegian- American, a Lover of Life. I Live Inclusively® by wanting to learn all I can about differences so I can meet people where they are and learn and understand about cultures other than my own, and be intentional in doing so. To take the time to pause and reflect when I find myself in a situation where I am uncomfortable and ask myself why – then learn and grow from the why through self-reflection.”
Beth Cole is the Executive Assistant to Mary-Frances Winters, President & CEO of The Winters Group, Inc, and Project Coordinator. She has more than twenty-four years of progressive experience in education/training program development and management, human resources and executive C-level administrative support, covering multiple community sectors including non-profit, corporate, and the legal industry. As Project Coordinator, Beth supports the public offerings of the Winters Group Flagship program, Engaging in Bold, Inclusion Conversations® Facilitator Certification Program and other public events tailored around Mary-Frances’ book “We Can’t Talk About That at Work: How to Talk About Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics”. She has worked in the diversity and inclusion arena for two decades.
Prior to joining the Winters Group, Beth served as the Firm-wide Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator for Alston & Bird LLP, a leading national and international corporate law firm with nine locations across the United States and two international offices. She was responsible for overseeing all aspects of Diversity & Inclusion at the firm, focusing on the goals of ensuring representation, understanding differences, proactively managing workplace diversity and accessing top talent, while also optimizing internal and external diversity opportunities. Beth worked closely with the Diversity Partner(s) and the Director of Human Resources in the coordination and implementation of the firm’s strategic objectives.
Beth is a long-time member of the Atlanta Diversity Management Advocacy Group (ADMAG), having served on its Board three times during the past two decades.
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