Dr. Anne Phibbs
Founder and PresidentCompany: Strategic Diversity Initiatives
Role: Session Presenter
2019 Conference Session:
Now More than Ever: Why Leadership on Diversity and Inclusion Requires Emotional Intelligence
2020 Conference Session: Using Community Engagement Exercises for DEI Strategic Planning (SEM-F)
Anne Phibbs, PhD, is founder and president of Strategic Diversity Initiatives and brings more than 25 years of experience helping organizations advance their diversity, equity and inclusion goals. She is adept at assessing an organization’s strengths and challenges, and tailoring her approach to its context, culture and goals.
With extensive experience in training, teaching, curriculum development and training of trainers, Anne has delivered hundreds of workshops and classes for thousands of participants in corporate, government, higher education, nonprofit, healthcare, small business and faith community settings.
Anne built a successful diversity and inclusion leadership program at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on emotional intelligence (EI), and she is an EI practitioner certified in the EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 methods. While director of Education at the University of Minnesota, she was responsible for developing and implementing their successful Certificate Program, a series of 10 workshops designed to increase capacity for diversity and inclusion work across every part of the institution.
A seasoned consultant, Anne is able to work with small and large organizations on a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion needs, including diversity assessments, diversity action plans, customized diversity training and inclusive leadership development. She earned her PhD in philosophy and feminist studies from the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis, Minn.