Vice President of Brands, P&G Beauty North America Healthcare
Lela Coffey is Vice President for P&G Beauty’s North America Hair Care Portfolio, which includes brands like Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Aussie and Herbal Essences, as well as the multicultural brands Gold Series and Royal Oils. She also serves as Brand Principal for Walker & Co.
With more than 20 years of brand building experience, Lela has been a brand leader for some of P&G’s most iconic brands including Olay, Always and Tampax. Her passion for marketing excellence and inclusivity sets a high bar for business-building impact, challenging her colleagues and herself to deliver products and programs that are meaningful for consumers and communities alike. This includes growing P&G’s community platform, My Black is Beautiful, into a new brand designed specifically for natural hair, created by and for women of color.
A determined advocate for developing talent and building capability, Lela invests a substantial part of her time coaching and supporting the growth of her teams, including to foster deeper understanding of the impact diverse, inclusive teams can have on businesses and organizations alike. Most recently, Lela spearheaded the creation of P&G’s 4R Framework for Equality & Inclusivity, which is being used across P&G Beauty’s brands to more authentically connect with traditionally underserved consumers.
Married to a fellow P&Ger, Lela has two beautiful daughters, and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. In her free time, you can find Lela reading a good book or attending the activities of her teenaged daughters. Lela also serves on the Board of the Cincinnati Zoo.