President and FounderCompany: deepSEE Consulting
Role: Session Presenter
2018 Conference Session:
Our Most Effective Selves: Developing Our Cultural Competence
2018 Conference Session: Bringing Inclusion to Life: Practical Interactive Training Activities (S3-B)
2021 Conference Session: Seeing Through the Illusion of Equality: An Equity Filter for Real Results (S7-G)
For more than three decades, Sara Taylor has been helping organizations and the individuals within them to be more effective and inclusive through her engaging diversity and inclusion trainings, comprehensive leadership development programs, and innovative cultural competence frameworks.
Since 2002, as the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting, Sara has worked with HR managers, chief diversity officers, and high-level executives at 3M Company, AARP, Cleveland Foundation, Coca-Cola, Marriott International, General Mills, United Way Worldwide, National Credit Union Administration, Ingersoll Rand, Seagate Technology, Thomson Reuters, Thrivent Financial, and many others.
She is the author of a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” which explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.
Earlier in her career, Sara served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years where she developed statewide diversity and leadership programs, created and managed a grant program to fund community-based diversity initiatives, and directed the activities of approximately 20 diversity and leadership educators.
Sara also served three years as the director of Diversity and Inclusion for Ramsey County in Minnesota where she established a new department to lead D&I efforts for 5,000 employees. In developing and leading long-term organizational change strategy, she improved communications, external marketing, and leadership development activities.
She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Professionals of Minnesota, Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management, Twin Cities Human Resources Association, Association of Talent Development, and Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research.
Sara earned a master’s degree in diversity and organizational development from the University of Minnesota. She resides with her husband and their four children in a suburb of St. Paul, Minn.