Co-AuthorCompany: Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks
Role: Session Presenter Sessions: Want to be World Class? Refresh Required! (SEM-D) | Seeking Solutions to Our Own Ethnocentrism: Addressing the My-Approach-Is-Better-Than-Your-Approach D&I Contest (S6-I)
Julie O’Mara, president of O’Mara and Associates, an organization development consulting firm, specializes in leadership and managing diversity and inclusion. Considered a pioneer for her work having been engaged in numerous successful initiatives, she is active in several diversity organizations and often collaborates with others to advance the field. She is a shareholder and former member of the Board of Directors of Berrertt-Koehler Publishers and is an Authorized Partner for Wiley’s DiSC® and Five Behaviors products. A former National President of the Association for Talent Development Julie was instrumental in developing competencies for training and development. She is co-author of Managing Workforce 2000: Gaining the Diversity Advantage, a bestseller published by Jossey-Bass, and author of Diversity Activities and Training Designs, published by Pfeiffer and Company. She has received D&I recognition including named to the Economists Global Diversity List 2015; a Diversity Legacy Leader by The Forum on Workplace Inclusion; Pioneer of Diversity by the Diversity Journal; ASTD’s Torch Award for outstanding service; the ASTD Women’s Network Professional Leadership Development Award; the Honored Instructor award for outstanding service from the University of California Extension, Berkeley; Ben Bostic Trainer of the Year Award from ASTD’s Multicultural Network; and ASTD’s Valuing Differences Award. A volunteer in several organizations, she lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.