Category: Launch Events

Close up image of the reception area of the Cook Ross offices in Silver Springs, Maryland.

Washington, DC (General)

GDIB 10th Anniversary Launch Event: Washington, DC

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 3:00 to 6:00pm
Venue: Cook Ross Inc.

Networking • Displays • Refreshments • Book Signings

Speakers: Julie O’Mara, Cristina Cruz-Hubbard, Judith Katz, Ed.D., Cynthia H. Love, Ed.D, Howard Ross, Monica L. Villalta, M.P.H., Mary- Frances Winters, Nadia Younes, A. Renée Yuengling, Ph.D.
Sponsors: Cook Ross, American Institutes for Research (AIR), The Winters Group, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, The Diversity Collegium, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Global OD Solutions, The Democracy Fund, ACPA: College Student Educators International, Solutions Marketing Group, Renée Yuengling & Associates, LLC, Connecting Cultures, Bridges in Organizations.

Washington, DC (ACPA)

ACPA Special Edition of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDIB) for Higher and Tertiary Education

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 3pm-5 pm
Venue: The National Center for Higher Education One Dupont Circle

Providing a Platform for Assessing and Achieving the Values of Equity and Inclusion in Campus Communities. Hors d’oeuvres, Champagne & More.

Speakers: GDIB Expert Panelists: Cynthia Love, Ed.D., Cristina (‘Tina) Cruz-Hubbard, and Lobna “Luby” Ismail
Sponsors: American College Personnel Association (ACPA)-College Student Educators International, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion


GDIB 10th Anniversary Launch Event: Vancouver, Canada

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm PT
Venue: Dentons Canada LLP

GDIB Launch is a FREE Cocktail Reception the evening before CCDI’s D&I: The UnConference 2016. Hors d’oeuvres, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Short presentation on the GDIB + networking. Event is free but registration is required.

Speakers: Cathy Gallagher-Louisy
Sponsors: The Forum on Workplace Inclusion and The Diversity Collegium, Dentons Canada LLC, CCDI


GDIB 10th Anniversary Launch Event: Toronto, Canada

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 ET

This event will be a cocktail reception in the evening. There will be a brief presentation on the 2016 GDIB by one or more Expert Panelists followed by time for networking. Come out and learn more about the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks 10th anniversary edition and meet the Canadian Expert panelists who contributed to this world-renowned standard for Diversity and Inclusion.

Speakers: Cathy Gallagher-Louis, Lucie Houde, Parag Tandon, Lynda White
Sponsors: CCDI

A statue outside of the Kasumigaseki Building in Tokyo, Japan.


International Sporting Events: A Game Changer for Diversity & Inclusion in Japanese Business & Society

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time: 4pm-6:30 pm JST
Venue: Ernst & Young: Kasumigaseki Building

Panel and Roundtable Japan is stepping into the world spotlight as it plays host to international sporting events that showcases the world’s diversity. As such, embracing the principles of diversity and inclusion is becoming a national priority that has implications for all sectors of society – including the corporate sector.

Speakers: Janelle Sasaki, EY, Executive Director, D&I Services Miyuki Suzuki, Cisco, VP Sales & Country Manager, Japan Yuki Higashi, Nomura, Executive Director, Japan Head of Talent Makoto Majima, Paralympian Athlete Kazuyuki Ishibashi, LIXIL, Sr. Director, Olympic Paralympic Promotion Dept.

Partners: Ernst & Young

Panoramic view of São Paulo from the Altino Arantes Building

São Paulo

GDIB 10th Anniversary Launch: São Paulo, Brazil

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Venue: SODEXO Auditorium

Dialogue with several panelists. Connecting with recognized speakers in Brazil/Business Cases.

*Unveiling a new GDIB Portuguese Translation*

Speakers: Fábio Barbosa, Prof. Bernardo Ferdman, Ph.D. (EP), Cristina Carvalho
Sponsors: Sodexo Brazil, Business Professional Women-SP