Julie O’Mara, president of O’Mara and Associates, an organization development consulting firm, specializes in leadership and managing diversity and inclusion. She is considered a pioneer for her work having been engaged in numerous successful initiatives with major clients. 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 American Society for Training and Development (now ATD), Julie was instrumental in developing professional competencies for the training and development field. 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 several awards for her leadership and diversity work, 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 standards organizations, she lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.