Tasha Cole is a transformational leader when it comes to the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her distinct professional pedigree is informed by a dynamic career as a journalist, campaign operative, senior advisor to members of Congress, fundraiser, and organization leader. She’s a graduate of the famed HBCU, Florida A&M University, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Taken together, her life’s experiences are the foundation for solving intractable problems, bringing people together, and leading with empathy.
As the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Deputy Executive Director for Diversity, the first person in the committee’s history to hold the role, she’s brought her prolific experiences to bear. Her work is rooted in systemic, structural, and sustainable change geared toward the practice of equity. And the DCCC’s approach to DEI is being adopted and replicated by other Democratic party structures and progressive organizations in the Democratic ecosystem.
She also currently serves as Board Co-Chair for Running Start and is a former Vice President of Development for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Tasha is also the proud recipient of a Suncoast Emmy for her documentary work. Cole’s leadership has been celebrated in national media outlets and podcasts. Her transformational leadership means organizations and leaders are building, training, and investing in diverse professionals, systems and organizations – shaping the face of politics for the next generation.