Gloria D. McDonald
Workplace Diversity ConsultantCompany: American Conference on Diversity
Role: Session Presenter Session: Standing on Common Ground in a World of Competing Realities (SEM-J)
Gloria McDonald, a workplace diversity consultant at American Conference on Diversity, puts her knowledge and experience of organization and leadership development, and diversity and inclusion, to work helping clients achieve desired strategic outcomes. Her more than 20 years of practice within changing and challenging corporate, government, and nonprofit environments has included strategy development and implementation, assessment and reporting of D&I leadership performance, and design and facilitation of leadership development opportunities. She is committed to creating healthy environments for learning and change by supporting and modeling respect, inclusion, authenticity, energy, and understanding of the topic.
As a consultant, facilitator, and speaker, Gloria has partnered with organizations including the American Conference on Diversity and Korn Ferry/Hay Group to design and deliver interventions for their clients. Concepts including emotional intelligence, implicit bias, appreciative inquiry, and the value of experiential learning anchor her work. She has designed and facilitated large and small scale interactive workshops and entire conferences on D&I topics, in conjunction with respected organizations including the Conference Board, the Diversity Best Practices Network and Affinity Leadership Congress, Rutgers University School of Social Work, and the Garden State Council of Society for Human Resource Management, among others.
Gloria earned a master’s degree in organization development from American University/NTL Institute, a master’s degree in library and information science from Rutgers University, and a BA degree from Brown University.