Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company 

Monica Howard Douglas joined Coca-Cola in 2004 as Senior Managing Counsel and held roles of increasing responsibility, including Chief Compliance Officer, before being named General Counsel for the company's global legal function in April of 2021. She is Coke's first female general counsel and one of just a handful of women to lead the legal departments of Fortune 500 companies. Monica also serves on the boards of Junior Achievement USA and Cool Girls Inc. 

Diversity efforts at Coke include diversity leadership councils, employee resource groups, and unconscious bias training. In 2020, the company announced a Racial Equity Plan that includes pay equity audits and specific diverse representation goals to be reached by 2030.    

Joined LCLD 2009


Highlights of LCLD Participation 


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2021: Katelyn AndrewsDerek Gilliam; 2020: Charlotte MurphyLindsey Perry; 2019: Amanda FaulknerAshna Zaheer; 2018: James GibsonYoo-Sun Park; 2017: Kamla AlexanderSharae Wright; 2016: Christina Gibson Joseph; 2015: Aba Rogers; 2014: Carolyne Beaty HiltonJohn UyHam; 2013: Joel CelestinLawrence Dietrich; 2012: Jennifer ManningBruce Strothers; 2011: Bernardo SucreCheryl Turner

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2021: Shaudie FassihRemington Ricciuti

Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2012: Jennifer Curtis, Jasmine Dixon 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program 
Mentors provided: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014


Member: Monica Howard Douglas 

Diversity Professionals: Janice HendersonBenny LeeJohn UyHam