Maia Cole has nearly a decade of experience in leadership consulting, process optimization, health outcomes analytics, and leadership development. Maia serves as the Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) for the Continental Division of HCA Healthcare, a leading Fortune 100 hospital corporation. Maia’s goals include partnering with key division and facility leadership teams to strategize and execute on inclusion initiatives such as a Conscious Inclusion Workshop, establishing Colleague Networks (affinity groups), and developing policies and processes to foster an inclusive workforce. Maia’s compassionate and focused approach to DE&I serves as a catalyst to promote results and value the intrinsic worth of every colleague.
Maia earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and will graduate in the spring of 2022 with a dual-MBA/MS degree from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. While living in Nashville, Maia served on a number of community boards and advocacy groups. Maia co-founded the Nashville Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) with the goal of empowering Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women to create lasting social, political, and economic change. In addition, Maia was a member of Nashville Organized for Action and Hope, an anti-racist coalition comprised of multiracial, multigenerational, and interfaith community members striving for impactful, positive change. Maia was also a part of the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition helping to provide English-interpreting services for immigrants seeking US citizenship. Maia also regularly volunteered at the local Second Harvest Food Bank as well as supported a number of local performing arts groups. In Denver, Maia served on the judging panel for the All-America City Awards, an event hosted by the National Civic League that recognizes communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to successfully address local issues. In addition, Maia is a part of the Colorado Inclusive Economy, a statewide movement of design, intent, and action led by community leaders to bolster DE&I strategies across local organizations.
Maia has a background in musical theater and is a classically trained singer, pianist, and dancer. In her spare time, Maia enjoys attending concerts, visiting the Denver Art Museum, attempting to practice archery, and traveling to “hidden gem” international destinations to create authentic, cross-cultural connections. Maia considers herself to be a yogi, food-enthusiast, and life-long learner.