[Live Q&A] - The Complexities of D&I for your Contingent Workforce Program

CW Radio - Jen Coe

Join us Thursday, September 10 at 10:00a PT / 1:00p ET for a live Q&A with Jen Coe, Sr. Global Contingent Workforce Program Manager at Uber.

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) within your workforce is no longer a nice-to-have in today’s environment. Not only is it a valuable social goal, a Boston Consulting Group study also found that companies with more diverse management teams have 19% higher revenues due to innovation. 

Yet most discussion around D&I centers around an organization’s employee workforce and not the contingent workers who typically comprise 40% of the workforce. To be fair, there are different challenges to D&I within the contingent workforce. And the same systems that support diversity for employee hiring often fail to consider consultants, contractors, SOW workers, and others. 

In this live episode of Contingent Workforce Radio, we will chat with Jen Coe to better understand some of the challenges and how we can find potential solutions to support D&I.

  • How have the goals of diversity and inclusion evolved?
  • What is the role of technology in diversity and inclusion for contingent workers?
  • Which country requirements can make diversity and inclusion difficult?


Jen Coe

Jennifer Coe - Uber

Jen Coe has been a Contingent Workforce Program Practitioner for the past 16 years. Starting her career, she was instrumental in helping staff and build Google's Managed Service Provider program with Adecco, then moved to Cisco with Pontoon, and after to the Apple program with IQNavigator and GRI. She is now globally scaling Uber's Contingent Workforce program from the inside as their Senior Global Contingent Workforce Program Manager. Jen has seen the industry grow and is an advocate for it to continue in its innovation and evolution. 

Erika Novak

Erika NovakErika Novak is a seasoned Contingent Workforce thought leader and practitioner with 14 years of experience. She has built and evolved Enterprise Contingent Workforce programs during her times at eBay and LinkedIn, consulted Fortune 500 companies while at Brightfield and has now moved into building products with Utmost as their Head of Client Services.