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Janelle N. Coleman is Vice President, Community Relations for L Brands and President of L Brands Foundation. Ms. Coleman oversees $20 million in domestic and international grant making through the L Brands Foundation, multi-million dollar associate fundraising campaigns, the company’s volunteerism program, and other civic activities. She also leads diversity and inclusion strategy and initiatives associated with attracting, retaining and advancing minority talent across all businesses.
Ms. Coleman has more than 20 years of experience in leading efforts to shape and implement initiatives that enhance corporate strategy and significantly benefit communities. She has held leadership positions with The Ohio State University, Cleveland Municipal School District, and the United Way of Central Ohio. Ms. Coleman began her professional career with L Brands in 1993 as a college intern. She rejoined L Brands in 2007 as Manager of Corporate Giving, where she was responsible for the company’s fundraising campaigns benefiting Komen for the Cure, United Way, and the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. In addition to serving as President of the L Brands Foundation and Chief Diversity Officer, Ms. Coleman is Vice President of Community Relations for the business.
Ms. Coleman is active in her community. She currently serves on the board of trustees for Ohio University, YWCA Columbus, Columbus Urban League and KIPP Columbus Foundation. Ms. Coleman is an active member of the Executive Leadership Council, The Links, an international women’s’ service organization, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Ms. Coleman resides in Central Ohio with her husband Michael B. Coleman, who is a partner with the law firm of Ice Miller and the former Mayor of the City of Columbus.
L Brands, through Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel, is an international company. The company operates 3,010 company-owned specialty stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and its brands are sold in more than 700 additional non-company owned locations worldwide.