Barbara Deane, M.A.

S3-D Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Implement Successfully Using Change Management

About Barbara Deane, M.A.

Barbara R. Deane, M.A., is a writer, editor, consultant and speaker on diversity and inclusion and cross-cultural business issues. She is editor-in-chief of and the Cultural Diversity at Work Archive, an online database of articles, tools and resources. She co-founded Cultural Diversity at Work in 1988, one of the first international publications on workforce diversity.

She serves as vice-president of The GilDeane Group, Inc., a Hispanic and woman-owned firm that provides consulting and training services on diversity, inclusion and intercultural effectiveness, domestic and international. Barbara is cofounder of the NW Diversity Learning Series, a collaborative employer venture to build a world-class diversity education resource in the Greater Seattle Area. Now under new management, the Series continues its 15th year in 2013.

Barbara offers the Diversity Learning Series model (DLS) as a limited-term licensing opportunity for other cities and metropolitan regions. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium, a think tank of leading international diversity professionals whose mission is to advance the field of diversity and inclusion.

She holds a master’s degree in interpersonal and intercultural communication from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in organizational communication from The Ohio State University.

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