PresidentCompany: McLeod White and Associates Inc.
Role: Session Presenter
Session: D&I Benchmarks: The How-to’s of Good Work—a Map for Strategy and Implementation (SEM-D)
Lynda White is president of McLeod White and Associates, a Canadian company providing organization development, change, systems thinking, strategic planning, employment equity and affirmative action, diversity and inclusion, and leadership consulting globally. Lynda was previously global diversity leader for RBC Financial, Canada’s largest financial institution, operating in approximately 40 countries. Her team did foundational work, garnering awards for the organization, benchmarked by others, resulting in RBC’s continuing presence as a leader today.
Lynda has chaired and been a member of industry and federal government task forces and committees, numerous not-for-profit boards, and diversity organizations. She has participated, presented, and helped shape recommendations for UN agencies, conferences, and working groups. In her current thought-leader role, she consults and continues to be a strategist, presenter, university guest lecturer, and workshop leader—globally—on organization development, change and diversity issues. A past president of the Diversity Collegium, a think tank of diversity leaders, she is also an expert panelist of the Global D&I Benchmarks and a lead of the Sustainability Team for the 2016 edition’s inclusion of the new category: Connecting D&I and Sustainability.
Lynda is a member of the board of The Centre for Global Inclusion. She divides her time between Canada and Europe.