Barbara Deane is co-director of the Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion, a non-profit organization that manages the NW Diversity Learning Series, a collaborative employer venture she co-founded 19 years ago with the goal of creating a world-class diversity education resource in the Puget Sound Region. She is co-founder of Cultural Diversity at Work, one of the first publications to gain international readership with its focus on workforce diversity and the implications for the workplace. Barbara is the editor-in-chief of DiversityCentral.com, an electronic publication providing online articles, tools and resources for diversity champions, practitioners, and change agents; managers and leaders; employee business, resource and affinity groups; and human resources personnel. She has written extensively on a wide array of topics and issues concerning diversity and inclusion and how they impact people, the workplace and organizations. Barbara is vice-president of The GilDeane Group, Inc., a Hispanic and woman-owned publishing, consulting and training firm. She is also the associate editor of the acclaimed book, Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion, published as part of the Professional Practice Series for the Society for Industrial & Industrial Psychology (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2014). This is the first research-based book on the topic of inclusion and includes specific applications for corporations and organizations, higher education institutions and NGO agencies. Barbara is a member of The Diversity Collegium, a think tank of leading diversity professionals whose mission is to advance the field of diversity and inclusion. She serves as an expert panelist for the “Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks, Standards for Organizations Around the World,” sponsored by The Diversity Collegium.