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About Us


Our Past

The Centre for Global Inclusion was established in July 2017 by our Co-Founders Julie O’Mara and Alan Richter. One of our first initiatives was t to offer The GDIB  — a resource about global DEI standards — at home. Today, we have the GDEIB, an evolved version of the original GDIB. Our goal remains to serve as a source for research and education to support those in their quest to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion practices around the world.  The GDEIB is distributed for free to individuals, academia/education, businesses, governments, community organizations, and NGOs around the world.

Our Co-Founders and our founding board members worked tirelessly to improve the quality of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion through research, education, and support to those interested.

The culmination of materials led to three key areas of our work: 

  • The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDEIB) which is organized into 15 categories, with levels of achievement and individual benchmarks from inactive to best practices; 
  • Teaching activities: user tools and supports;
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Future, and Education and Communication; all supporting the “how-to” of good DEI work.