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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Juan Lopez

Juan Lopez


Juan T. Lopez is president of Amistad Associates, an organizational development and management consulting firm that offers Global Multicultural leadership programs, executive coaching, organizational assessments, strategic planning, training and consulting services, and diversity excellence. He is a cofounder of Llead, a senior Latino leadership program. He and his colleagues are currently writing a book on their research based on 15 years of training and coaching. He has developed a global accelerated leadership program for men of color and multicultural men and is a cofounder of Diversity 2000, a think tank focusing on compelling diversity issues now entering its 17th year.  He has an M.S.W. from the University of California Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, where he emphasized organizational planning and community health services.  He also holds B.A. degrees in Psychology and Latin-American Studies from Sonoma State University. In addition, Mr. Lopez was the co-chair for three years of the National Diversity Conference, which had been one of the premier national events addressing diversity issues. He has been a member of the Collegium (emeritus) since 1993, a diversity think tank of diversity pioneers who develop diversity concepts and leadership models. He was featured in The Diversity Journal as one of the Diversity Pioneers. Juan is a co-author of: The Diversity Calling: Building Community One Story at a Time, published in 2012. He also is a co-author of a chapter: Leading for Diversity in the ASTD Leadership Handbook.