Monica Poindexter

Monica Poindexter

Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Lyft  

Monica Poindexter is the Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Lyft,  leading the creation and execution of a holistic I&D strategy across the organization. She provides leadership, coaching and strategic direction to Lyft’s executive leadership team to implement functional I&D business strategies with the goal of attracting and developing diverse talent while demonstrating Lyft’s commitment to the diverse communities (riders, drivers and team members) Lyft serves across the country. She also leads the I&D Team responsible for executing Lyft’s Inclusion and Diversity strategy, internal and external Diversity events, conferences and partnerships as well as supporting thriving Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) across Lyft’s offices.  Over the last 18 years, Monica’s Diversity, Workforce Development and Recruiting, career has spanned the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and tech industries.

Monica is an Oakland, CA native, graduated from the University of California at Davis and earned her master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco. Monica is also an INROADS, Inc. Alumna and current member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Gamma Omega Graduate Chapter.