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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Toni Wilson

Toni	Wilson

Toni Wilson is the Principal of AquaInternational Leadership Consulting specializing in the design, development and strategic cultural integration of diversity & inclusion. She has over 25 years of experience in human resources and has been consulting to Fortune 100 companies and nationally recognized nonprofit organizations including McKesson, Visa, Inc., UPS, Pacific Gas & Electric, Highmark Health, UC Berkeley, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), San Francisco Ballet, Exploratorium Museum, the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Twitter, Inc. and Dropbox, Inc.  Her areas of expertise include executive management of the HR function, organizational values and culture change, strategic diversity management, leadership development, business ethics and organizational effectiveness. She has been an instructor of HR Analytics at University of California at Berkeley Extension and is a part-time instructor in leadership, communication and HR related programs at the University of Texas in Austin. 

Prior to consulting, Ms. Wilson held senior executive and senior management positions in HR, Diversity, Organizational Development and Learning & Development with Syntex Pharmaceuticals, Levi Strauss & Co., The Gap, Inc., and the California State Automobile Association (AAA). Ms. Wilson has worked in over 15 countries focusing on business practices effecting organizational commitment to responsible leadership, diversity, and ethics. She has collaborated with KPMG London in developing a virtual learning program for reconciling cultural differences and co-developed European diversity programming with Dr. Fons Trompenaars. 

She has a Master’s in Business Leadership from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia, a B.S. degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and holds Senior HR Professional certifications from SHRM (SHRM-SCP) and HRCI (SPHR).  She is a former Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and currently a Doctoral research candidate at Charles Sturt University and been recognized on the Executive Dean’s List for academic achievement in her doctoral coursework subjects. Her research on women in leadership has been presented at the 2018 Gender, Work and Organization Conference in Sydney, Australia, and the 2019 European Group on Organization Studies at the University of Edinburgh (UK).